NBA Green Partners

A national nonprofit, BEF empowers businesses to be in balance with the environment through a full suite of environmental products, educational and community engagement programs and custom solutions that help our partners address their unavoidable energy, carbon and water impact. We align our partners’ goals with our extensive industry expertise to achieve immediate results today while helping solve tomorrow’s biggest environmental challenges. We thrive on bringing game-changing ideas to market, including: helping to start the voluntary renewable energy credit (REC) market; creating the first voluntary water restoration product (WRC); helping launch the first community-funded solar project in the nation; co-creating the Change the Course water sustainability campaign; and building the nation’s most comprehensive K-12 renewable energy STEM education program. The NBA has partnered with BEF to ensure that only renewable energy is being used for the 64 games played during NBA Green Week Presented by Sprint. Learn more

Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the nation's most effective environmental action groups. The organization strives to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems. The NBA has partnered with NRDC on a variety of sustainability initiatives, including the launch of the NBA and NRDC Greening Advisor, a web-based environmental resource guide customized to help team and arena operators identify ways to implement sound environmental practices. The NRDC has been a key partner in helping support and develop the NBA’s sustainability initiatives. Learn more

Green Sports Alliance
The Green Sports Alliance is a nonprofit that leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. The Alliance does so by inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Since launching nationally in March 2011 with 6 professional teams, including the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and WNBA's Seattle Storm, and 5 venues as founding members, the Green Sports Alliance has grown to nearly 300 teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries. Currently, the NBA and 18 of its teams and arenas have joined the Alliance. Learn more

Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation, founded in 1972 on the centennial of the first Arbor Day, is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. As part of NBA Green Week presented by Sprint, the NBA and Sprint are encouraging fans to share what they do go ‘go green.’ For each time #NBAGreen is used, the NBA and Sprint will plant one tree in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more