Seattle's National Hockey League and WNBA arena to be called Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle's National Hockey League and WNBA arena to be called Climate Pledge Arena”

The Seattle team is set to begin play at Climate Pledge Arena in 2021.

An events space in downtown Seattle will be revamped as the Climate Pledge Arena after Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday he secured the naming rights to the venue, known now as KeyArena.

But instead of being called Amazon Arena or some such corporate extrapolation, the new facility will be called Climate Pledge Arena and is billing itself as the first zero-carbon certified arena in the world. "It will be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world, generate zero waste from operations and events, and use reclaimed rainwater in the ice system to create the greenest ice in the National Hockey League". We challenge music, facilities, concert tours and sports.

The arena, which will be called Climate Pledge Arena, is named after "The Climate Pledge", a campaign started in 2019 by Amazon and environmental activist group Global Optimism calling for signatories to be net zero carbon across businesses by 2040.

Addressing its record of climate indifference, Amazon announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable efforts to reduce the company's massive carbon footprint earlier this week as part of the same climate-friendly PR blitz.

"There is no question that the state of our planet is a critical issue for all of us", said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, which is overseeing the arena project.

"Having worked on some of the greenest projects in the world, this project stands above everything in its ability to reach a broader audience and address climate change and other global environmental issues", he told the team site.

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The greenest ice in the world using rainwater, refrigerants with zero greenhouse gas emissions and electric Zambonis. It was just a matter of when and where. In a statement, they wrote, "We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand can not give what the other is taking away".

The company said that its first year-to-year comparison "shows progress" since its pollution grew more slowly than Amazon's 22% increase in sales.

The NHL approved the Seattle franchise, the league's 32nd team, in late 2018.

The facility, now called the New Arena at Seattle Center but formerly known as KeyArena, was the home of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA team, and is the home of the Seattle Storm WNBA team, which temporarily relocated to University of Washington's arena.

The project's degree of difficulty, as well as costs in a hot construction market, caused the price to soar beyond $800 million.

"It's not the right time", he told the Times on June 16, when he also told the newspaper the arena was scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021.

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