Bezos has shown an interest in the sports world before.
To reach its goal, Amazon counts 91 renewable energy projects across the globe, which combined have a generating capacity of more than 2.9 gigawatts of clean energy, delivering more than 7.6 million megawatt-hours annually, enough to power 680,000 USA households.
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"It's the platform", said Tim Leiweke, Oak View Group chief executive and leader of the arena development efforts. We love that Amazon is using its naming rights for a cause we care deeply about. We've got ample time, and the thing this organization will never be is tone-deaf. "We will now look to involve our fans and the community to continue to help teach the world". Single-use plastics will be phased out over the course of three years with a goal of total elimination at the arena by 2024. The arena will have only compost and recycling bins, no trash cans. In fact, the retail giant said the original 44-million-pound roof will be reused to "significantly reduce the embodied carbon of the building".
Inside, the arena will use reclaimed rainwater to make ice, which the release called "the greenest ice in the National Hockey League". It was just a matter of when and where. Instead, it's now called the Climate Pledge Arena. "It is named after a vision to move to a responsible place for the planet".
Last September, hundreds of employees walked out of the company's offices to take part in the global climate strike in preparation for the United Nations climate summit that was to be held that same month. In a statement, they wrote, "We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand can not give what the other is taking away". It will be the NHL's 32nd franchise.
Also, tickets to games for NHL Seattle and the Seattle Storm of the WNBA will double as free public transit passes to promote use of public transportation to and from games. It is now undergoing a transformation to construct a new arena under the landmark Paul Thiry-designed roof.