Why Green Sports Are Good Sports


A Texas A&M sport ecology expert says leagues, teams and fans can all benefit from promoting environmental sustainability.

The sports that we enjoy today could not take place without a natural environment to compete in, and Texas A&M University sport ecology expert Brian McCullough says sports can also benefit financially by going green.

McCullough, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Education & Human Development, said leagues, teams and fans all share a responsibility to promote and choose environmental sustainability in the sports sector.

“It is necessary that a healthy natural environment exists to ensure our enjoyment of participating and watching sport continues,” McCullough said. “It is possible to do so without sacrificing our experiences but may require some behavior modification or rethinking organizational processes to be more sustainable, yet profitable for sport businesses.”

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