Original Event Description
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing our 10-year anniversary Summit for a later date, to be determined.
“The health and well-being of our members, partners, staff, and all those within our community are of the utmost priority to us,” said Roger McClendon, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance. “As a result, we’ve made the decision to reschedule our Summit in an effort to keep our attendees, hosts, and regional partners safe. The shutdown of the sports industry has been difficult for everyone, and we hope that by moving our event, we can better support our industry and the greater sports greening movement. Our thoughts are with all of those impacted during these challenging times.”
2020 marks the Alliance’s 10-year anniversary and the Summit will reflect on the past and set new standards of excellence in the sports and sustainability movement for the decade to come. The theme of the Summit, Game On! The Future of Sports and Sustainability, will feature new ideas, solutions, and successes of the movement and will engage leaders from the national and global sustainability community. It will also highlight the role sports has in helping us come together again safely after a worldwide crisis.
The Summit host city of Minneapolis is committed to environmental health, social equity, and balancing present concerns and future generations’ needs. With a vibrant community of people and businesses, the Alliance is pleased to bring the 10-year Anniversary Summit to the region.
In addition to engaging programming, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, the Summit will feature a trade show highlighting industry-relevant products, services, and innovations. NatureWorks, a long-time partner of the Alliance, will support the Summit as a title sponsor.
The sports industry is uniquely positioned to make large scale impact in the environmental performance of many of our largest public spaces. Sports teams also play a special role in influencing citizens and mobilizing communities to take action. The Summit seeks to highlight better practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship. 2020 marks the Alliance’s tenth anniversary. The Summit, “Game On! The Future of Sports & Sustainability” will be a celebration of the past decade and a view towards the next ten years, while we set a new standard of excellence in the sports and sustainability movement. We invite you to join us as we set the stage for the next decade of sports and sustainability. Your voice, your vision, your goals, and your ideas are essential as we collectively seek to lead the way and drive a more sustainable world and build stronger communities. “Game On!” will bring together leaders in sports and sustainability, along with sustainability leaders from other industries and sectors to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best-in-class solutions and innovations. Hosting our Summit in Minneapolis is incredibly important because of the sports entities, companies, and communities that are invested in the future of sustainability. This will be reflected in all aspects of our event, as we connect the greater sports industry to the Minneapolis region and showcase the inspiring work the region is doing.
Help us leave a legacy in Minneapolis. Come to the Summit a day early, and join us for a day of community service and optional tours of local sports and collegiate venues. Project details will be shared soon!
GREEN WORK DAY
Sponsored by GreenWorks Commercial
Registration coming soon!
Day 1 of the Summit followed by an Awards Benefit Dinner Day 2 of the Summit followed by a Closing Tailgate at U.S. Bank Stadium More optional tours of local sports venues! *More tours to be announced soon!*