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Earth Week:
Newest dark horse in the climate game?
How the sport industry may be a game changer in sustainable development

As a $620B industry, sport is deeply embedded in communities around the world with a distinct platform that can be leveraged to safeguard the environment.

Global Sport Institute hosts a panel of experts converging at the intersection of sport and the environment exploring challenges and solutions for sustainable development at the community level, professional sports league level, and governmental level impacting public policy decisions.


  • Jennifer Vanos; Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures and Global Sport Institute Seed Grant Recipient
  • Roger McClendon; Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance
  • Stephanie Gerretsen; Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Global Sport Institute, Urban Policy Consultant
  • Sofi Armenakian; Director of Operations and Sustainability at Atlanta Hawks

  • Moderated by George Basile, Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

    This in-person event is part of the Global Future Laboratory’s Earth Week Celebration. Go HERE for more events.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. AZ Time