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Division of Compliance Assistance
Get The Green Ball Rolling

​Through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the KY EXCEL Program, with assistance from the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville, developed its "Get the Green Ball Rolling" Workshop. 


 Project Overview


 Workshop Presentations

Cheryl Eakle, University of Louisville

​Identify energy efficiencies and source of waste or pollution at sporting venues.

Emily Ohde, Division of Compliance Assistance

​Learn what projects or activities may require a permit from Department for Environmental Protection.

John Eisiminger, KY EXCEL, DCA

​Reaching the users of sporting venues and engaging them in green practices - employees, students, and fans.

John Eisiminger, KY EXCEL, DCA

​The tools available to help identifiy and decrease sources of contamination and waste at sporting venues.

Derek Bozzell, Division of Compliance Assistance

​Minimizing costs and expenditures for facilities using green practices and performance contracting.

Jason Nally, Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

​Natives are more drought resistent, promote pollinators, and minimize pesticide and fertilizer use in landscaping.

John Eisiminger, KY EXCEL, DCA

​An overview of what some sporting venues have implemented and achieved in going green.

Jim Calhoun and Laura Norris, Division of Water

​Ways to decrease water usage - from the sports field to guest services.


 Green Sporting Events Resources

Resource Description

​Researchers from the EPA and their partners have teamed up to gain a deeper understanding of the balance between sustainability in the environment, society and economy.

​This guide suggests ways that sports can go green by saving energy, cutting waste and preventing pollution. There are ideas for fans, colleges, universities, stadiums, leagues and more to protect the environment.

Safer Choice assists consumers, businesses and purchasers to locate products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.​

​The WaterSense Program seeks to protect the future of our country's water supply by promoting the value of water efficiency, offering easy ways for consumers to save water and encouraging innovation in manufacturing.

​The USGBC is working to change the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 

​The ISO 50001 Energy Management System supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the development of an energy management system.

​The alliance uses the influence of sports to inspire sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, recycling, water efficiency and other environmentally preferable practices to promote healthy, sustainable communities.

​This ISO 20121 guide to an event sustainability management system is a practical tool for managing events so that they contribute to the three dimensions of sustainability---economic, environmental and social.  

​The partnership seeks to reduce air pollution and water usage associated with electric power generation by on-site electricity generation that captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy, such as steam or hot water, that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes.

​As part of this challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. Participants, including grocers, educational institutions, restaurants, faith organizations, sports and entertainment venues and hospitality businesses, prevent and divert wasted food in their operations to feed the hungry, save money and reduce their environmental footprint. 

​This is a voluntary energy conservation program that has helped identify and promote energy efficiency in products, homes and buildings throughout the nation.

​The EPA created the portfolio manager to measure and track energy and water consumption of a building, as well as greenhouse emissions. You can use this tool to set your energy use target when designing a new commercial building.