September 2021
SGP partners with Green Sports Alliance

Bryan Rose attends regional conference in Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Sports Alliance hosted the Kansas City Sports & Sustainability Symposium on Tuesday, August 17 for teams from across the region. This one-day event was for professional and collegiate sports team management, but also open to business and public leaders interested in exploring how the industry can advance healthier, more sustainable communities. Bryan Rose, SGP Director and Cooley/Group Vice-president, represented SGP and shared ways to address supply chain sustainability.

The event highlighted the Chiefs’ sustainability efforts at Arrowhead Stadium, including:

  • Waste management strategies to increase waste diversion to 59.3 percent, up from 11 percent in 2010
  • Working with BASF, Aramark, Hampton Farms and Missouri Organic Recycling to be the first professional sports venue to sell pre-packaged peanuts in compostable bags beginning in 2017
  • Initiating the “Extra Yard for the Environment” program in 2017 to promote sustainability across the stadium and community
  • In partnership with Evergy, the installation in 2014 of 308 solar panels to generate about 29,000 kilowatts of electricity a year at Truman Sports Complex
  • Energy-efficiency efforts that saved about $200,000 a year and additional energy-efficiency renovations that resulted in $250,000 savings since 2018.

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SGP Patrons recognized for sustainability achievements by IAPD
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