NBA Launches Green Week Scheme

The NBA has taken a leap forward on the environmental front, launching its 2015 Green Week scheme – running from the 22nd-29th March.

One of the biggest environmental schemes in all of sports, the NBA will host numerous events whilst also running a ‘trees for threes’ count over the week’s games.

The event means that for every three point shot made in every NBA game during the week, the NBA will plant three trees.

This means that players like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kyle Korver will all be shooting for a bit more than the win over this week.

Whilst players are being urged to help boost the event, fans are also being called in to make an impact during the environmentally friendly week.

NBA Green Week

By tweeting #NBAGreen during the week, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree as well during the event – up to 25,000 in total.

On top of this, fans will also have a chance to win prizes with the hashtag #NBAGreenSweeps, with NBA legends also hosting mobile phone recycling events in partnership with Sprint.

The focus is aimed squarely on the league’s reduce, reuse and recycle mantra, which is being backed by the NBA Cares scheme.

Topping off the week – the NBA is also working alongside the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to ensure that each of the 64 games played over the week are powered by renewable energy.

This turns this week into arguably the biggest and most well broadcast environmental sports event of all time – helping to build awareness of the growing planetary plight surrounding renewable resources.

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Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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