Think Green® . Go Red . with the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank Place
It's Time for Some Serious Change!
“Our focus on the environment provides us with opportunities to improve our own operations, which is important, but most of all we see the bigger opportunity as a platform to educate our fans and the public on what each individual and organization can do to make a difference,”
– Cyril Leeder, Chief Operating Officer of the Senators and Scotiabank Place
Throughout Scotiabank Place in highly visible in-arena locations, 100 new gray Waste Management recycling bins for cans and bottles have been distributed, and the use of recycled paper products and eco-friendly cleaning products has been increased. At the January 10th Senators’ game against the Buffalo Sabres, A-Channel encouraged fans to Think Green. Go Red. by turning off unnecessary lights in the house to conserve energy while watching the game. Waste Management and Direct Energy have also assisted in the audit of our buildings and space with the immediate goal of reducing carbon emissions and to have carbon-neutral facilities in the long-term.
Our staff and players have also been enthusiastic participants of our Think Green. Go Red. efforts, added Leeder. To reinforce our efforts internally, we’re holding a Think Green Challenge with our staff during the week of Jan. 14. From carpooling, which saves an average of 2,000 litres of gas a year, to reducing the amount of printing done in a day, each team member will be asked to track their progress. This is just the start of our focus and efforts as they pertain to our Think Green. Go Red. initiative. We will have many additional improvements and enhancements in the weeks and months ahead.
To us, Think Green. Go Red. means embracing the tremendous responsibility we have, as a community leader, to use our strength, talents, resources to engage our fans and employees to better the communities we serve.