|About a year ago STMONY
was asked if we could explore the work of an international, non-profit,
environmental organization called the Global
Sports Alliance (GSA) As an official partner of the United Nations
Environment Programme, the GSA’s mission is to promote environmental awareness
and action among more than one billion sport enthusiasts worldwide.
Once we looked into their efforts, it was easy to give our support to their
Sport is a medium through
which we can teach about the importance of protecting our natural environment.
Without borders or divides, sport is enjoyed worldwide - on all levels
and across all ages. The GSA global network of sport and outdoor
recreation enthusiasts wants to leave a healthy environment for our future
generations by spreading a new concept, “Ecoplay”, as a fundamental part
of sportsmanship. “Ecoplay” means to enrich nature, save energy, reduce
material consumption and all other aspects of rebuilding a healthy world.
The Ecoflag is the GSA symbol of this commitment.
Sports enthusiasts understand
the importance of the natural ecosystem and its basic products, such as
clean air and clean water, to our health and performance. Many sport organizations,
events and athletes are already working with the GSA in many different
countries around the world to promote environmental stewardship. The Ecoflag
has become the symbol of these actions and serves to unite the individual
efforts of these different groups into a global initiative. GSA Teams
around the world now total over one hundred with GSA-USA
newly active and rapidly growing. GSA-New York was formed in 2007
with sports turf manager Kevin Trotta serving as its Team Captain.
GSA-New York will work with
us in managing a new feature on our website, The Green Corner, which will
focus on up-to-date sports and the environment news and information and
report on GSA activities.
In the coming months, STMONY
and GSA-NY will work toward strengthening this collaboration and forging
a partnership in recognition of our shared commitment to ‘consider the
environment’ in the management of sports facilities.
POWER= PEOPLE x AWARENESS
New York Team