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Episode 9: Kunal Merchant on Intersection of Sports & Climate Justice

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Environmental justice, the disproportionate exposure of communities of color and the poor to the harmful impacts of pollution, had not gotten much oxygen in the sports world, until a groundbreaking panel discussion on the topic at the 2019 Green Sports Alliance Summit in Philadelphia. Kunal Merchant, an expert on environmental justice and the head of Lotus Advisory, a consulting firm that helps clients — including sports teams and venues — pursue transformative change, moderated.

Today, we pick up this very important conversation with Kunal in Episode 9 of GreenSportsPod. He pushes the sports industry — and the Green-Sports niche within it — to use its influence to go much harder and deeper on environmental justice.

 

 

 

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Kunal Merchant (Photo credit: Lotus Advisory)

 

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Golden1 Center, LEED Platinum home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings (Photo credit: Sacramento Kings)

 

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