It was announced on Thursday afternoon that Amazon secured the naming rights to the longer term house of Seattle’s new NHL franchise and plans to make it the primary carbon-neutral enviornment in the world.
As such, the corporate has determined to name the venue Climate Pledge Arena.
Welcome to #ClimatePledgeArena!
Today @amazon, @oakviewgroup & @NHLSeattle_ introduced a partnership that may identify the New Arena at #SeattleCenter, #ClimatePledge Arena. It would be the first internet zero carbon licensed enviornment in the world.
— Climate Pledge Arena (@Climatearena) June 25, 2020
“We’ve secured naming rights to the historic arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of naming it after Amazon, we’re calling it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the importance of fighting climate change,” mentioned Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. “We look forward to working together with Oak View Group, a new Climate Pledge signatory, and NHL Seattle to inspire global climate action.”
Planned highlights of Climate Pledge Arena embrace all-electric operations powered with 100-percent renewable electrical energy, sturdy and compostable “zero-waste” containers and ice frozen from reclaimed rainwater.
“One of the things I am most excited about is we got rid of all fossil fuels in this venue,” said Jason F. McLennan, NHL Seattle’s lead sustainability advisor. “It will be a zero-carbon arena. That’s never been done before. The next level is calculating all of the carbon emissions related to getting fans and workers to the arena for all events and providing offsets for that as well.”
Seattle’s NHL franchise is about to play its inaugural season in 2021-22 on the enviornment, which is being redeveloped from a historic landmark that was initially constructed for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The WNBA’s Seattle Storm can even play on the 18,100-seat enviornment.
Amazon has already dedicated to develop into a net-zero carbon enterprise by 2040, a decade forward of targets set in the worldwide Paris Agreement. In March, Bezos announced he was committing $10 billion of his internet price to local weather change reduction efforts, and earlier this week Amazon pledged to create a $2 billion venture-capital fund targeted on investing in know-how to scale back the influence of local weather change.
picture:A mock-up of the inside of Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.Amazon