From July 21-23, Green Electronics Council (GEC) staff hosted an EPEAT booth at the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit. The Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent more than 230 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues.
The Alliance’s annual Summit provides sports team executives, venue operators and environmental leaders an opportunity to exchange best practices and to develop cost-competitive, innovative solutions to their environmental challenges.
GEC organized a booth at the 2014 Summit to increase the “environmentally preferable” profile of EPEAT Participating Manufacturers among the purchasing and sustainability arms of sports teams and leagues.
Five leading brands provided EPEAT-registered products to be showcased in the EPEAT booth:
These Participating Manufacturers and their 10 combined products represented all three categories of the EPEAT Registry: PCs and Displays, Imaging Equipment and Televisions.
Team, league and facility representatives could experience the EPEAT-registered products in the booth throughout the Summit’s three days. In addition, GEC staff had the opportunity to say a few words during the Summit’s “Sustainable Purchasing and Sourcing at Sports Venues and Events” breakout session.
This event marked the first time an EPEAT exhibit included live product demonstrations. Thanks to the support of Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba, Green Sports Alliance members saw firsthand that “greening” their electronics purchases does not require sacrificing quality. It also helped make the Registry “real” for purchasing organizations that may not have otherwise heard of the EPEAT system.