Climate One: How Pro Sports Can Be a Player in Climate (9-7-2019)

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Host: Greg Dalton

Guests: Dusty Baker, Founder, Baker Energy Group, Special Advisor to the San Francisco Giants; Roger McClendon, Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance; Jim Thompson, Founder and CEO, Positive Coaching Alliance

Americans spend $56 billion attending sporting events each year — but at what cost to the climate? From stadiums packed with energetic fans to food, beer, and waste, athletics can have a big carbon footprint. But sports franchises are learning that culture can have a bigger impact than carbon, with many embracing sustainability in venue design, waste, water, energy and food operations. Could the core values of athletics — integrity, teamwork, and commitment — be the same values we need to tackle the climate challenge?

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