RFF Chosen as Beneficiary of Inaugural Green Cup Polo Tournament
Contact: RFF Office of Communications, 202-328-5000
WASHINGTON – Resources for the Future is one of five nonprofit organizations designated as beneficiaries of the Green Cup – a polo competition played to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The first-ever event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Capitol Polo Club in Poolesville, Maryland.
Organizers of this international sporting event are committed to increasing sustainable development and environmental awareness, and promoting the use of "green" renewable energy to combat global warming and climate change.
The event will feature welcoming remarks by Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, and the main match will begin at 1 p.m. between the Tai Pan and the Solena Group Polo teams, which feature some of the region's most prominent polo players.
Green Cup Polo Tournament
Saturday, July 14
Other Green Cup beneficiaries include the following notable non-profit organizations:
Equestrian Partners in Conservation, created to preserve the equestrian heritage and rural character of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Global Green, the U.S. arm of Green Cross International, which addresses three key challenges: stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities; eliminating weapons of mass destruction that threaten lives and the environment; and providing safe drinking water for the 2.4 billion people who lack access to clean water.
Live Green, which serves as a liaison for businesses and individuals seeking convenient and more affordable access to eco-friendly food, products, work environments, and homes.
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), dedicated to mainstreaming renewable energy in the U.S. economy and lifestyle through information and communication programs.
Additional information on the Green Cup can be found at the event website: http://www.greencup2007.com.
Resources for the Future, an independent and nonpartisan Washington, D.C., think tank, seeks to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber.