In conjunction with the Protect the Pitch program, which continues to lead the industry in stadium sustainability and clean energy efforts, Dignity Health Sports Park has installed 12 new Volta electric vehicle charging stations that will be available to guests free of charge at all events.
“We are extremely excited to install Volta electric vehicle charging stations at Dignity Health Sports Park,” said General Manager Katie Pandolfo. “We continue to prioritize creating the most sustainable stadium and aligning with Volta is an opportunity that will impact those efforts greatly.”
Volta designs electric vehicle charging networks for forward-thinking businesses seeking to provide seamless, simple and free charging. The company leverages machine learning, and artificial intelligence to predict the number of stations and charging speeds needed to match customer visit times. Volta designed Dignity Health Sports Park’s charging network as a foundation for further expansion to match the park’s rising electric vehicle demands. Projecting out based on the average Volta station impact in Los Angeles, Dignity Health Sport Park’s 12 stations will offset an estimated 250,000 pounds of CO2 annually.
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All Dignity Health Sports Park/LA Galaxy Protect the Pitch Initiatives
- Inside the Galaxy Garden, Dignity Health Sports Park houses chickens in a dedicated chicken coop on site to produce eggs that are used on site for staff and players
- Dignity Health Sports Park is home to four separate beehives that produce over 800 pounds of honey per year
- A greenhouse and garden at Dignity Health Sports Park produces numerous types of vegetables that provide food for tenants of Dignity Health Sports Park
- Motion sensors save energy by ensuring lights stay off when no one is using them
- New and upgraded LED lights less 60 percent less energy than the lighting array it replaced
- Dignity Health Sports Park is the only soccer-specific MLS stadium to utilize LED stadium lights
- Dignity Health Sports Park uses 1-megawatt of Tesla batteries, allowing the venue to manage energy usage in a more responsible and environmentally friendly way
- The LA Galaxy use recycled water to irrigate fields at Dignity Health Sports Park, reducing potable water use by 33%
- Dignity Health Sports Park uses waterless urinals, low-flow toilets, and faucet aerators to reduce water use in our restrooms
- LA Galaxy train employees to help minimize water use when cleaning up the stadium
Waste and Recycling
- LA Galaxy capture bottles, cans, cups, cardboard, paper, and more through our recycling program
- Dignity Health Sports Park became the first soccer-specific stadium in the country to offer paper straws upon request to minimize plastic straw pollution
- Our composting program sends grass clippings from our fields to a local nursery and brings them back on-site as mulch
- Have irrigated fields and landscaping with recycled water since opening in 2003
- LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park employees volunteer to help keep our community healthy through numerous initiatives, including planting trees and cleaning up beaches
- The LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park partner with local nonprofits to organize annual events for Earth Hour, Earth Day, California Clean Air Day and America Recycles Day
- Dignity Health Sports Park features on-site bike racks to make it easier for Galaxy fans to bike to the game
- LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park provide the Galaxy Express service to offer fans free non-stop shuttles to and from Dignity Health Sports Park for every LA Galaxy home match
- The Galaxy Express can be utilized in two separate locations and operate approximately every 10 minutes
AEG JOINS United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework
In committing to the Framework, AEG’s LA Kings, LA Galaxy, Eisbären Berlin and Ontario Reign become the first teams in their respective leagues (National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Deutsche Eishockey Liga, American Hockey League) to do so, in addition to AEG’s Amgen Tour of California – California’s premiere bike race on the UCI World Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour – and AEG Rugby.
"AEG has built significant global trust and moral leadership, and -- because sports touch on every cross-section of society -- drives positive change throughout the world,” said UN Head of Global Climate Action, Niclas Svenningsen. “I applaud AEG’s use of its significant global leadership position to help us address the greatest challenge of our time: climate change."
Founding sports organization signatories of the Sports for Climate Action Framework include: International Olympic Committee (IOC), Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, French Tennis Federation (Roland Garros), International Sailing Federation, World Surf League, Forest Green Rovers Football Club, Formula E, and several other international sports organizations.
“AEG is proud to support the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework,” said John Marler, Vice President of Energy and Environment, AEG. “Given our (AEG’s) recently adopted greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal – which aligns with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report on limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius – this is a natural next step for our sports teams that will complement our existing efforts to reduce our carbon emissions and to raise awareness about this critical global challenge.”
In December of 2018, representatives from the global sports sector and the UN Climate Change Secretariat launched the Framework at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The Framework’s two overarching objectives are to promote a set of principles for the global sports community to adopt in order to combat climate change and to use sports as a unifying tool to drive climate awareness and the action among global citizens. Organizations signing on to the Framework commit to the five Principles, which are to:
- Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;
- Reduce overall climate impact;
- Educate for climate action;
- Promote sustainable and responsible consumption; and
- Advocate for climate action through communication.
Through AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program, AEG 1EARTH, the company will continue to leverage its existing sustainability efforts which include LA Kings Green and the LA Galaxy’s Protect the Pitch initiatives, which aim to bring awareness to the most critical environmental issues and drive positive impact through arena operations as well as fan and community engagement.