THE ORLANDO MAGIC SUPPORTS GREEN WEEK 2013
Orlando, Fla. (April 10, 2013) — The Orlando Magic announces their participation in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Green Week 2013, which tips off April 4 and runs through April 12. The Orlando Magic Green Week 2013 is presented by OUC—The Reliable One, Waste Management and Owens Facility Services.
To celebrate Green Week 2013, the Orlando Magic will host “Green Night” on Wednesday, April 10 (Magic vs. Bucks). The Magic’s “Green Night” activities to include:
- · OUC – The Reliable One will be at Fan Fest (pregame on Church St.) talking to Magic fans about how they can score big at home by saving water, energy and money.
- “Green Tips” promoting energy and water efficiency, recycling, reusing and more. Along with other related features displayed on the videoboard throughout the game.
- To raise awareness, Magic players to wear adidas 100 percent organic cotton shooting shirts, wristbands and headbands featuring the NBA Green logo for Green Week games.
- Waste Management’s (WM) 2013 Think Green Art Contest Winner, Nyah Eldridge from Sun Ridge Elementary, will be recognized on-court with Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson, Bo Outlaw and WM representatives. Eldridge’s winning artwork will also be unveiled during the game.
- The Magic will team up with Sprint to encourage fans to do their part for the environment through a wireless device recycling event on Friday, April 12. The Magic will team up with Sprint locally for the Sprint Buyback Program. Fans will be able to recycle their eligible phones from any carrier and receive up to a $300 service credit from Sprint, tickets to upcoming games and other giveaway items. Through this program Sprint has kept more than 28 million wireless devices out of landfills.
Other on-going Orlando Magic green activities include: In addition to the Amway Center being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified facility, the building is maintained by Owens Facility Services using Green Seal certified, non-toxic cleaning chemicals, low-impact cleaning equipment, recycled paper products and sustainable cleaning practices. Owens Facility Services is recognized nationally and internationally for its commitment to sustainable facility maintenance practices.
The Magic continues a partnership with Waste Management and PepsiCo to bring PepsiCo Dream Machines to Amway Center. The Dream Machine recycling initiative advances on-the-go recycling efforts in the country. For every bottle or can inserted into the Dream Machine at the Amway Center, patrons receive a coupon for free PepsiCo products at any Central Florida Walgreens location or discounts at the Orlando Magic Team Shop presented by adidas. Throughout the arena, green and energy efficient features are highlighted with green handprints as part of a partnership with OUC – The Reliable One. The Magic also continue its front office recycling program; re-usable/washable dishware and flatware available at both Magic office locations along with live plants throughout the offices for a healthier environment.
“NBA Green Week stands alone among all professional sports greening initiatives. No other league dedicates an entire week to educating millions of fans about environmental sustainability,” said Natural Resources Defense Council Senior Scientist Allen Hershkowitz.
To learn more about what the NBA and its teams are doing to “go green,” please visit www.nba.com/green.
About the Orlando Magic
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 23 years more than $18 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the 2012-13 season in the Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.
About OUC—The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to nearly 228,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit www.ouc.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is one of the largest residential recyclers in North America and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more about Waste Management, visitwww.wm.com.
About Owens Facility Services
Owens Facility Services pledges that we will do our part to incorporate green and sustainable industry best practices to ensure the Amway Center is preserved in an environmentally sensitive manner for long term enjoyment by the Orlando community and all of the patrons that support its dynamic future.
Owens Facility Services manages and maintains billions of dollars of private and public sector facilities and campuses. For 22 years Owens Facility Services has been recognized as an innovative industry leader maintaining some of the largest and most technologically advanced facilities in the world.
In 2009 Owens Facility Services was runner up for the International Office Building of the Year award from the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) for our management of The State of New York’s LEED Silver certified Department of Environmental Conservation’s office tower in Albany, New York. Owens Facility Services also won a BOMA Office Building of the Year award in 2010 for our management of the Orlando City Hall.
To learn more about Owens Facility Services, please visit our website at www.owens-services.com.