>NBA Players Keep On Keepin’ Green

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NBA and WNBA teams are working with local government and non-profit green organizations to host creative programs and events geared to encourage environmentally friendly behaviors.

TOP TEN THINGS TEAMS ARE DOING TO “GO GREEN”

1. As part of NBA Green Week 2010, adidas will outfit all players with 50 percent organic polyester adidas shooting shirts featuring the NBA Green logo. Players will also wear NBA Green headbands, wristbands, and socks made from 45 percent organic cotton during games throughout the week to raise additional environmental awareness.

Additionally, several NBA teams are encouraging fans and providing them with incentives to take public transportation to and from their respective games.               The league is auctioning off

                                                                                                                    autographed Spalding basketballs

                                                                                                                      made of 40% recycled material.

2. The Celtics are organizing a clean up day with local 8th graders throughout the city of Boston.

3. The Chicago Bulls will honor its All Star Green Team comprised of students who excel at getting others to participate in recycling and improving environmental issues at their schools on ‘Go Green Night’.

4. The Golden State Warriors and Esurance will team up with the non-profit organization ‘Urban Releaf’ to plant trees in West Oakland to beautify the area and combat pollutants naturally.

5. The Oklahoma City Thunder are taking part in a trash pick-up at a local Boys & Girls Club with the Mayor and City Council.

6. The Orlando Magic is partnering with NBA Toyota Project Rebound and “No Fault” on resurfacing two basketball courts using recycled tires.

7. New Orleans Hornets staff members will work with ‘Save the Wetlands’ to plant trees along the Gulf Coast and in the marsh areas.

8. The Dallas Mavericks are planning to give away eco-friendly grocery bags in exchange for fans bringing in their plastic bags.


9. The Portland Trail Blazers are rolling out hundreds of new recycling/compost stations at the Rose Garden to eliminate waste, collect compostable materials and keep recyclables from reaching landfills.

10. The Phoenix Suns will provide fans with energy efficient light bulbs upon exit, reusable grocery/tote bags, green wristbands, and magnets with recycling tips.

For More INFO on Last Week’s NBA Green Week Click HERE

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