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Bulls 'go green' for NBA's Green Week

Team to promote environmental awareness

Kirk Hinrich

April 1, 2010 – The Chicago Bulls announced today their participation in the NBA’s Green Week 2010 by hosting an in-arena Go Green awareness night on Saturday, April 3 during their game vs. the Charlotte Bobcats.

To promote environmental education, the team will wear 100 percent organic cotton adidas shooting shirts featuring the NBA Green logo. Other efforts planned to encourage fans to implement green habits will include:

  • Fan educational booths on the 100 and 300 level concourses promoting ways to recycle and special recycling procedures for unconventional products;
  • Energy saving light bulbs will be given out as an exit giveaway at the gates to promote energy efficiency;
  • Game entertainment and music will have an environmental theme;
  • Ten green tips will be featured on the scoreboard throughout the game

During NBA Green Week 2010, each of the league’s 30 teams will encourage fans to participate in greening efforts by hosting community service events, including tree plantings, recycling drives, park clean-up days, the creation of live, learn or play spaces using environmentally friendly materials, and hosting in-arena Go Green Awareness Nights featuring auctions to support environmental protection programs and promotions to encourage fans to implement green habits.

Other Green Week activities include:

April 7 – Bulls players and Rush University Medical Center staff will host a green reading timeout for 30 students from a local elementary school and will showcase sports medicine at Rush and their new “green” facilities.

April 8 – The Bulls will host a community cleanup of the areas surrounding the United Center from 9 -10:30 a.m. with volunteers from Cleanslate, a neighborhood beautification business cleaning sidewalks, parkways, public gardens and vacant lots.

This season, the Bulls are taking further steps to become a more environmentally responsible organization and will continue to explore ways of improving in this area.