Energy

We have been able to reduce and offset our energy use thanks to our partnerships and sustainable practices.

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  • Since 2008, we have cut our energy use per event by 50% and we offset all the energy we use.
  • Our 2025 goal is to reduce our energy use per event day by an additional 20% and continue to offset all our energy use.

What We're Doing

LIGHTING

We have completed 53 energy related projects with Energy Trust of Oregon, saving us 4.3M kWh of electricity. This is the equivalent in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from driving a passenger vehicle 7.2M miles.


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EQUIPMENT

Investing in energy efficient equipment and new controls that monitor energy use.

RENEWABLES

The Moda Center participates in the blue sky energy program through our partnership with Pacific Power, which supports the purchase of 100% renewable energy, to offset our energy usage. In 2014 our support of 11,610,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy avoided the release of 14,134,595 pounds of carbon dioxide – this is equal to planting 362,425,513 trees, or removing 2.9M cars from the road each year.

OFFSETS

We offset all of our natural gas use through Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Wildlife Works – their verified offset programs preserve threatened forests, protect endangered wildlife, and uplift forest communities.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help us reach our goals: Energy efficiency saves money, natural resources, and reduces pollution. Join us in our efforts to reduce energy use when you’re visiting us at Moda Center and at home!

Food

Our partnership with Levy Restaurants and local food vendors allows us to prioritize local, organic, hormone free food at Moda Center.

  • We conscientiously source, prepare, serve, and dispose of our food, with 55% of all combined food and beverage sourced within 100 mile radius.
  • We recovered 8,021 pounds of reusable food from the Rose Quarter this past season for a total of 22,036 meals donated to kids and families in need in the last three years.
  • Our 2025 goal is to have all food in the arena be local, organic, and/or sustainable.

What We're Doing

Menu Design

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Sustainable, flexible menu design with a focus on local food and in-season menu options, including vegetarian and vegan items. This includes Plum Tasty, informed by experts at Moda on healthy and tasty items.

Our local vendors include:

  • Plum Tasty
  • Po Shines
  • Sevens BBQ
  • Ruby Jewel
  • Salt and Straw
  • Sizzle Pie
  • Killer Burger
  • Bunk Sandwiches
  • Cha Cha Cha

Purchasing

  • Sustainable and local Purchasing from partners such as Beaverton Foods, Don Pancho, Draper Vally Farms, Carlton Farms, and Duck Produce (for organic vegetables and fruit from local farms).
  • Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood and cage-free eggs.
  • All beef pork, and sausage products are from Niman Ranch, which are processed without hormones or antibiotics and come from Stanwood, Washington.
  • Our local beer partner, Widmer Brothers Brewing, has a satellite brewery steps from Moda Center – the beer is walked by handcart to the arena for games.

PREPARATION

Efficient meal preparation with limited food scraps, which are monitored by the Levy staff who measure their scraps every night using Trim Tracks and brainstorm ways to reduce waste moving forward. They also partner with Republic Services to haul all organic material to a composting facility (which is then used in our landscaping).

SERVICE

We serve food in Stalk Market’s 100% compostable service ware so that our fans can compost service ware with any excess food at the Green Drop Stations.

DISPOSAL

We divert waste through composting, recycling and food recovery to local schools and homeless shelters through our partnership with Levy and Urban Gleaners.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We know that prioritizing greener game day food can result in reduced waste and water use, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, more nutritious options for fans, more optimal agricultural land use, local economic support, and more. Help us reach our goals at Moda Center and at home:

Transportation

We're charging our staff and fans with taking responsible transportation to work and games! Our 2025 goal is to reduce our transportation impact by 50%.

What We're Doing

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EV STATIONS

Thanks to Christenson Electric we have 26 Electric parking spots, which is the largest concentration of EV stations in the state.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

As a public transit hub we work with Trimet and the Bike Transportation Alliance to manage public transportation effectively on event days so it is a positive experience for fans. We also incentivize our employees to use public transportation to get to work.

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BIKING

We installed bike parking and dedicate certain game nights to encourage people to bike to games. In addition we provide bikes for our employees to use on and off-site as an alternative means of transportation.

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3'S FOR TREES

We plant 3 trees for every three pointer made through our 3’s for Trees program with Friends of Trees thanks to Daimler

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Impacts on the northwest from greenhouse gas emissions include threatened forests, rivers, oceans, agriculture, salmon and other wildlife habitat. Join us in helping reduce our emissions by: