The Trail Blazers took a huge step today in demonstrating the continuing efforts to make our city more sustainable. In a new partnership with Corix Utilities the team developed the “Corix Living Wall.” Click here to see photos
of the new installation.
The wall is an interactive display that helps to educate visitors to the Rose Garden about the development of EcoDistricts. “In Portland, we know that we can get better results by working together instead of separately. In an EcoDistrict, the whole can be a lot more than the sum of the parts,” said Portland Mayor Sam Adams. “Today we celebrate the teamwork of the Lloyd EcoDistrict members, and congratulate the Trail Blazers and Corix for doing their part to engage and gain support for this important community agenda.”
Fans have the opportunity to learn about the EcoDistrict initiative as well as give the wall a “high five” to commit themselves to participating in sustainable practices.
The unveiling of the wall comes during NBA Green Week and Portland’s Green Awareness Game, a time for celebration of all the sustainable steps the team and league have taken to better the environment.
“The Trail Blazers recognize the power of utilizing sports to engage a fan base and change fan behavior when it comes to the environment,’ said Portland Trail Blazers Chief Operating Officer Sarah Mensah. “The Corix Living Wall furthers our sustainability efforts because of its visibility to the public. A lot of the work we’ve done is behind the scenes. Now, thanks to a great partnership with Corix and the city, we’re able to provide an interactive and informative exhibit that fans can engage in and learn from.”
“We are proud to partner with the Trail Blazers and the City of Portland, and feel it is a great fit. Portland’s ‘We Build Green Cities’ initiative aligns very well with our vision to build a world of sustainable communities,” said Corix Utilities Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eric van Roon. “The Corix Living Wall gives us the opportunity to inform the public of our future plans to build EcoDistricts in Portland and also encourages others to take steps to live in a more sustainable way.”