NBA Green


Through NBA Green, the NBA has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Green Sports Alliance to generate awareness and funds for protecting the environment. The NBA is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly and will continue to explore ways of reducing its impact on the environment though community outreach programs, awareness and greening its operations.

"The NBA’s commitment to reduce its ecological impact and to help educate basketball fans worldwide about the importance of environmental protection confirms why this league is regarded as one of the world’s most responsible sports organizations," said NRDC Senior Scientist Allen Hershkowitz, who coordinated the organization’s development of this work. "Besides the tangible public health benefits that this initiative will advance, having the NBA embrace ecological criteria in its operations represents a watershed in our nation’s movement toward environmental progress."

NBA Green Week Presented by Sprint

From April 3-10, 2014, the NBA will host NBA Green Week in partnership with Sprint and the NRDC. NBA Green Week Presented by Sprint is just one of the ways the league, its teams and players are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. Throughout the week the NBA will highlight league, team and player environmental initiatives including in-arena awareness nights, recycling programs, hands-on service projects and educational curriculum.