Thanks to the generous support of Corix Utilities and our partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, 10 million gallons of water will be restored to the critically dewatered Middle Deschutes River in Central Oregon. That's enough to balance the 2012 annual water usage of the entire Rose Garden Arena! Learn more...

Corix Utilities, make it better and the International Living Future Institute teamed up to challenge students to create a 30 second video that tells us what we can do NOW to start creating a Living Future™. What is a Living Future? It’s an alternative vision for tomorrow. It’s a future of buildings, parks, schools and businesses that make life better for everyone. It’s a call for leaders, because it’s up to each of us to lead the way, with our big ideas and bold actions. Watch each team’s version of a Living Future on Trailblazers.TV

Click here to schedule your tour of the Corix Living Wall at the Rose Garden

Preferred Electrical provider of the Rose Quarter and sponsor of the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Learn more...

“Provides 100% renewable energy through the Blue Sky Renewable Energy Program”
to the Rose Garden

The Preferred Green Clean Partner of the Portland Trail Blazers. Learn more...

StalkMarket provides us with 100% compostable products for all of the Rose Garden’s food and beverage containers.

Helps diverts 86% of waste

The Portland Trail Blazers are the first major sports team to earn LEED Gold status for a major league sports facility, a milestone in the greening of sports, the team announced.

"The Trail Blazers are proud to play a role in Portland's drive to be the greenest city in the country," said Larry Miller, president of the Portland Trail Blazers. "This announcement is a result of local expertise and innovation helping Portland foster a stronger, more sustainable economy. We don't view this as a one-time achievement, but rather an important step toward our long-term goals." Read more...

Game Changer Report: Portland Trail Blazers Among Pro Sport’s Sustainability Pioneers

Analysis Shows How Leading Sports Teams, Leagues & Venues are Cutting Energy, Waste, Water and Costs, While Shifting Public Attitudes toward Greening

Solar panels and recycling bins are becoming as common as hot dog vendors for professional sports teams and their venues, according to a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, in collaboration with the Green Sports Alliance. The new report documents innovative and cost-effective steps taken across all professional leagues, revealing the Portland Trail Blazers as a national leader in the sports greening movement. In January 2010, the Trail Blazers’ Rose Garden Arena became the first professional sports arena in the world to achieve LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Buildings standard, making the team national leaders in green building design.

Trail Blazers joined forces with northwest-based teams from six professional sports leagues to launch the Green Sports Alliance. Spearheaded by owner, Paul Allen, the Alliance was formed to help lead the effort for professional sports leagues, teams and venues to enhance their impact on the environment. In just over a year’s time, Alliance members now represent 13 sports leagues and over 90 sports venues and teams – a collaboration that is unprecedented.

New York Times: Greening the Team: Will Fans Follow Suit?

USA Today: Green Sports Alliance launched by professional teams

Oregonian: Paul Allen's Northwest sports teams lead way in new Green Sports Alliance

The Rose Quarter is committed to make it better through a number of sustainable practices. Lead by a locally recognized sustainability consultant (Green Building Services), the Rose Quarter conducted an extensive audit of our buildings, equipment, policies, procedures, purchasing, travel, commuting and operations. Click here to find out what we’re doing.

Unveiling of Corix Living Wall Supports Ongoing Ecodistrict Growth

Trail Blazers Host Fifth Annual Green Awareness Game

Rose Quarter Becomes Region's Largest Publicly Available Electric Vehicle Charging Site

Sustainable Business Oregon: Green Sports Alliance tapped for Obama’s Building Program

Sports Stadiums and Arenas Announce Energy Efficiency Goals at White House

Sustainable Champions: Sports Arenas Gain Green Traction

Architecture Week: LEED-EB O&M at the Rose Garden Arena

Second Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit: Sept. 5th – 7th, 2012 in Seattle, Wash

Make a sustainable suggestion. Do you have a suggestion on how to improve sustainability at the Rose Quarter? Use this form to make suggestions to the Rose Quarter Sustainability Team.

We encourage our fans and patrons to see what they can do to aid in the goal of sustainability. Check out some of the things that you can do at home or work to make it better.