The US Open Goes Green

| September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

US Open Goes Green

According to USA Open official site, The USTA has put into place a series of “green” initiatives in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the USOpen and help educate tennis fans to the benefits of being more eco-friendly. Here are just some of the environmental initiatives at the 2008 USOpen:

  • Following the US Open, approximately 20,000 Wilson tennis ball cans used at the tournament will be recycled. The 60,000 used Wilson tennis balls will be reused for NTC programming and then donated to other community/youth programs.
  • Various US Open information pieces, from the tournament guide to the grounds map to the Daily Drawsheet, will be printed on paper containing 30% post-consumer waste — more than 103,000 printed pieces and 330,000 Drawsheets are distributed during the event.
  • The 2.4 million napkins used during the event are made up of 90% post-consumer waste.
  • Eco-Tips — featuring a newly-designed US Open green logo reminding fans to reduce, reuse and recycle — will be promoted in the US Open program, the Daily Drawsheet, and video board messaging.
  • Lexus, the “Official Vehicle of the US Open,” will provide player transportation services during the event with hybrid vehicles comprising 20% of the overall fleet.

It would be great if everyone can particiate in Going Green.
Please do your part. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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