The Greening of the NFL
Saturday, January 31 at 12 pm (PT)
Jack Groh, Director of the NFL Environmental Program
and April Trigg, Founder & President, Eventologie
“It’s not so much about how much of the problem do you create; it’s about how much of the problem are you willing to take responsibility for” is a quote from Jack Groh. About 15 years ago he launched The Super Bowl environmental program. It has five main initiatives: solid waste management, material reuse, food recovery, sports equipment and book donations, and greenhouse gas reduction. Where are they now and what can we expect in terms of the greening of Super Bowl XLIX? I am excited to find out about all of their incredible accomplishments and challenges during the NFLs journey to becoming more sustainable. Meet April Trigg. She started an event planning company with a focus on creating sustainable events that are both eco-friendly AND economical. If there is a way to green your party AND have everything look elegant and gorgeous, April has it figured out. One quote I love about Eventologie and what they do: “we incorporate greening tactics into every event we produce to ensure we are doing our part to reduce the typically astounding wasteful nature of our industry and making sure the leave behind from our events are ideas and connections and not trash.” I have met April and her enthusiasm is contagious. Lots to share on two of my favorite topics – green parties and events! This show sponsored by Chapman Tucson.