Sports and the environment are inextricably linked. Soccer, basketball and football. Ice hockey and skiing. Baseball, tennis and cross-country running. Cricket and croquet. Regattas and white-water rafting. The games we love today were born outdoors and are still enjoyed on fields and courts in parks, on beaches and mountainsides, in oceans and streams. Without clean air, clean water and a healthy climate, our enjoyment of most sports would not be possible.

NRDC has teamed up with professional sports organizations to create the EPA award-winning Greening Advisor—a guide to help pro sports teams implement eco-intelligent practices in their hometowns. By promoting energy efficiency, recycling programs, waste reduction, water conservation and other smart operations, teams will help keep our nation’s air and water clean, reduce their contribution to global warming and see cost saving benefits.