Major league teams to discuss going green

Event: A two-day conference hosted by UBC that explores how sports can promote sustainability begins today. Media are invited to a Friday morning session where representatives from the Seattle Mariners, Vancouver Canucks and BC Place will discuss how venues that host major sporting events can be made more environmentally and financially sustainable.

Date:  Friday, Sep 27

Time:  9 – 10:30 a.m.

Location:  Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 North West Marine Drive

UBC’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability is hosting a two-day conference that explores how sport can promote ecological and human wellbeing. Representatives from the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Mariners, BC Place, PNE, U.S. and Canadian universities, and three municipalities are among those attending the event.

In addition to the Friday morning program, media are invited to the keynote address. Speakers include:

Mary Polak, Minister of Environment (BC)
Ryan Cochrane, Olympic Silver & Bronze Medalist
Scott Jenkins, Board Chair, GSA & VP Ballpark Operations, Seattle Mariners

Date:  Thursday, Sep 26
Time:  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hasting St.

For more information about the Think Tank, visit:


Daniel Thorpe
Centre for Sport and Sustainability
Cell: 604.362.3529

Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.3213
Cell: 604.828.3867