Organized by the Green Sports Alliance, the Champions of Food Symposium brought together regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, restaurant owners and chefs and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to advance more sustainable food and healthier communities.
Increasing consumer interest in the origin and environmental impact of the food we consume spurred the important conversation around healthier and more ecologically preferable food across North America. With food so closely linked to athlete performance and the game day experience, the conversation is perceived as ramping up across the sports industry.
Larry Kopald, President and Co-Founder of The Carbon Underground, delivered the keynote speech.
The Symposium was held November 13-4, 2017.
The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Alliance inspires professional sports leagues, college conferences, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent nearly 500 sports teams and venues from 15 sports leagues in 14 countries.
Read more about the Green Sports Alliance Champions of Food Symposium and their collaboration with The Carbon Underground here.