Go Green presented by Carter Subaru
Through our Go Green Initiative, the Seattle Storm is committed to joining our region's citizens, governments and businesses to reduce our collective environmental footprint.
As a founding member of the Green Sports Alliance, we're devoted to making operational changes that will protect our environment for current and future generations of Storm fans. For example, the Storm is:
- Recycling paper, glass, plastic, metal and food waste and using recycled paper products whenever possible in our business office.
- Printing our game credentials, business cards, stationery and game night programs on Forestry Stewardship Council-certified and recycled paper.
- Saving paper and trees by replacing our printed media guide and press kit with electronic files that will be distributed to the media via flash drives.
- Ensuring that our fan-favorite Thundersticks, and retail bags at merchandise
stands, are made of biodegradable plastic.
Local organizations and businesses that share the team's environmental values:
3's for Trees
The Storm and Carter Subaru have teamed up to help decrease our carbon footprint by planting trees! Every time a Storm player scores a three-pointer, Carter Subaru will plant another tree in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic byway along I-90. Last year we planted 363 trees as part of our "3's for Trees" campaign and we can beat that this year. You can help by cheering “3’s for Trees” at every Storm home game this summer. The more 3’s we hit, the more trees we plant!
Stay tuned for more information on special Carter Subaru and Mountains to Sound events later this season.
Number of trees to be planted in 2012:
|Regular Season 3-point shots:||238|
|Playoffs x 2||22 x 2 =||44|
|Number of trees to be planted in 2012:||282|
Number of trees planted in years past:
2011 - 265
2010 - 363
2009 - 154
In an effort to decrease our carbon footprint, just test drive or purchase a Subaru at Carter and we'll plant a tree in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic byway along the I-90 corridor stretching from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass into Central Washington. Together we can make a difference and be on the road to Carbon Neutral!
Phone: 206-542-1166 or 1-800-426-1332.
For more information visit www.seattlegoodwill.org.
Mountains to Sound Greenway
The Greenway includes:
Visit mtsgreenway.org for your copy of "Greenway Adventures," a map of best places to see in the Greenway!
Green Sports Alliance
It is exciting to see teams across the country working together to improve their environmental performance. Teams like the Storm, a proud co-founder of the Green Sports Alliance, have come up with new programs that reduce energy use and improve recycling. Last year alone, nearly 60% of the trash produced in KeyArena was converted to compost and over 800 fans carpooled to games. We need fans, players, coaches and owners to all work together to green our community. Check out GreenSportsAlliance.org or the Go Green section of StormBasketball.com to find out what teams are doing to make it a better world.
Carter Subaru Garage
Carter Subaru introduces the "On the Road to Carbon Neutral Garage"
Hey Fans! Don’t forget to carpool to the game in your Subaru this season to receive free parking, courtesy of Carter Subaru! Starting two hours before each home game, the first 50 Subaru carpools (2 or more people) will get to park for free in the 1st Avenue Garage. Entrances to this garage are located off of both 1st Avenue North and Warren Avenue N, just south of KeyArena.
Donations = Jobs / Jobs = Better Lives
Founded in 1923, Seattle Goodwill is a nonprofit that has been an integral part of our community for nearly 90 years. Driven by our mission to provide free job training and education to those in need, we continue to help change people’s lives for the better.
There are thousands of people in our community who face difficult barriers to finding work, including poverty, lack of education and skills, and language barriers. Our free job training and education programs are designed to address these barriers directly and give students the ability to overcome them.
With 21 retail thrift stores and 10 Job Training and Education Centers throughout the region, we provide classes and support services to thousands every year.
Our programs are funded entirely by financial donations and sales of donated items in our stores. And it’s thanks to generous individuals, foundations and corporations that we are able to provide these programs at zero cost to those who need them most.
Goodwill provides quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity. Because jobs change lives.
1 (877) GIVE-4-GOOD (448-3446) | www.seattlegoodwill.org
For over a century, we've worked hard to consistently improve our sustainable efforts. We have continued to invest in greener shipping solutions and more efficient logistics networks to better serve our customers. We focused on providing opportunities for employee growth and donated time and resources to communities and organizations in need, helping drive positive change in our industry and across the globe.
Take a quick look at some of the ways UPS continued to lead sustainability.
- Became the first small-package carrier to offer a carbon neutral service for deliveries within the United States.
- UPS immediately committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support for the Haitian relief effort.
- Achieved a 6.1 percent emissions reduction in our Transportation Index, exceeding our Climate Leaders goal for the year.
For more information about UPS and their sustainability efforts, please visit www.responsibility.ups.com/Sustainability.
Green Sports Alliance
The Seattle Storm is proud to be a founding member of the Green Sports Alliance, a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the environmental impact of professional sports and to inspire fans to join these efforts. The Alliance boasts members from six different professional sports leagues who are excited to be working together to improve environmental performance.
Teams have come up with new programs that reduce energy and water use and improve recycling rates among fans, players, coaches and owners.