Gallery: White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More...

 

Today the White House is hosting a conference on the greening of sports. U.S. sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a more responsible approach to sustainability within the four major leagues (and other sports from race car driving to tennis) could go far beyond recycling bins and uniforms made out of repurposed plastic bottles. The sheer size of the sporting industry has a massive effect on food, water and of course, building materials. Add overseas sporting events including the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, and the ecological and social issues grow even larger.

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