Brownbag presentation focuses on the intersection of sports and sustainability

Michael Pfahl, associate professor in the Ohio University Department of Sports Administration, will be discussing “The Greening of Sports: Linkage Between Natural Environment Efforts in the Sports Industry” at 12 p.m. on November 18 in The Ridges Building 22, Room 221 during the next Voinovich School Environmental program brownbag presentation.

Pfahl began his career teaching management and marketing courses at universities in Thailand before coming to OHIO. His experience in the sports industry includes working with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Lumberjacks and Players Management, Inc. He is currently working on a case study for green facility management, research into fan behavior in relation to a sports organization personnel’s environment efforts. He is also writing a chapter that will appear in a handbook on sports and sustainability.

The Voinovich School Environmental Studies program hosts a Brownbag Lunch Series each semester. These Friday forums include an informal lunch presentation and Q&A related to environmental topics of interest. The events are open to all Voinovich School students, as well as OHIO faculty, staff and students and the community.

Not sure how to get up to The Ridges? Check out the Red Line CATS Shuttle, the Athens Public Transit routes, walk or ride your bike.

For additional information, contact Elissa Welch,


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