We at BGI congratulate the Seahawks on their exhilarating victory over a major rival. As we await the next big game, we want to also express our admiration for the Seahawks and what their sustainability efforts provide to the Seattle community even when the game is over.
For the past decade, the Seahawks and CenturyLink Field have been dedicated to improving their environmental impact through the Defend Your Turf program. Defend Your Turf is focused on initiatives in four main areas: waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency and community engagement. Among the highlights of their main accomplishments:
"With the support of the Alliance and its partners, members are reducing waste, conserving energy and water and eliminating toxic chemicals, among many other ongoing initiatives and accomplishments. They are integrating sustainability into their core operations, engaging fans and saving substantial sums of money in the process," said Green Sports Alliance Membership Director and BGI alumnus David Muller.
The task at hand for any sports team is clearly to work hard and win games. The Seahawks are leading the way to an even higher purpose. With nearly 2 million fans visiting CenturyLink Field every year, the impact of their sustainability efforts is significant. The nation’s eyes will be on the Seahawks on Feb. 2; we’re proud to call them our neighbors on game day – and every day.Laura Ippen is currently enrolled in BGI’s MBA in Sustainable Business program and also works as the Website Coordination intern for BGI in Seattle. She previously worked as a Sustainability Coordinator for UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, IA and is passionate about the connection between environmental and public health.
Bainbridge Graduate Institute prepares students from diverse backgrounds to design, lead, and evolve enterprises in pursuit of the common good. Degrees include MBAs in Sustainable Business and Sustainable Systems, an MA in Organizational Leadership, and Certificates in Sustainable Energy Solutions, Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems, and Sustainable Built Environment. Learn more at bgi.edu or by contacting email@example.com.