Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Caps win the Stanley Cup!

We're painting the town red here in the DC area, where our Caps are the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions!  It's all hockey, all the time at my house, so we'll be watching the parade today!

But is hockey green or sustainable?  We all know that you really should have cold weather to play hockey, and a warming planet is not good news for hockey players and fans.  That's probably a big part of the reason that hockey players and managers are looking at sustainable options for stadiums, rinks, etc.  The solutions aren't perfect, but the league has been moving toward greater sustainability in its NHL Green effort. Greensportsblog has done a great job of reporting on sustainability progress at both the professional and college level with stories on topics such as reusing/recycling hockey sticks, citizen science using backyard hockey rinks, and energy savings at Boston University.  Hockey's definitely moving in the right direction.

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