The Seattle NHL team has no name yet, but its stadium has been named after Amazon's previous Key Arena, foreign media reported. A lot of people might guess Amazon Arena, the name would beThe final name, however, is Climate Pledge Arena-- echo the $2 billion plan CEO Jeff Bezos announced last year.
It is reported that the plan sets a goal for Amazon to achieve carbon neutrality in 2040.
The 18100 seat multi-purpose stadium is not only the home of the NHL in Seattle, but also the home of the WNBA (women's Professional Basketball League) Seattle storm. In addition, it also hosts live events. Now, it is undergoing a $900 million transformation and is expected to reopen next summer.
Amazon points out that Climate Pledge Arena will become the world's first zero-carbon certified gymnasium, which will use 100% renewable energy and generate zero waste in operations and activities. In addition, it will use recycled rain to create ice surface for ice hockey games.
Amazon has also promoted several other climate centric projects. Bezos himself has pledged $10 billion to a fund named after himself that will fund scientists, activists and NGOs working to fight climate change. Earlier this week, Amazon launched a venture called climate pledge fund, which will invest $2 billion in clean energy start-ups that focus on the environment. In April, Amazon also launched a $10 million forest conservation grant program.
However, Amazon 's often criticized over packaging also needs to be considered. Whether a green and environment-friendly stadium can offset this effect remains to be discussed.