In a special section on Energy, today’s New York Times features its first significant column about the Greening of Sports.
Written by Ken Belson, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist (and, sad to say, a Mets fan), “Water Waste: Going, Going…” details the many measures sports venue operators and teams are taking to reduce the amount of water used at their facilities.
Not surprisingly, given the massive drought that recently entered its fourth year, west coast stadia and arenas are the focus of the article. Levi’s Stadium, the new, state-of-the-art home of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, is featured prominently and is cited for using 85 percent recycled water.
GreenSportsBlog is glad to see the Times recognize that a greening sports world would be of interest to its readers. Let’s hope we see more of the Gray Lady at the Intersection of Green and Sports.