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Meet the... Climate Pledge Arena: Amazon has bought the naming rights to the (RIP) Key Arena, which will be home to Seattle's new NHL team. It's named after Amazon's Climate Pledge, which it announced last year.The Climate Pledge Arena promises to only offer recycling and compost (no trash bins!), and feature the "greenest ice in the world" that's "comprised of rainwater and refrigerants with no greenhouse gas emissions." Microsoft better buy the Cinerama and rename it the "Carbon Negative Cinema" if they want to keep up with the Bezoses.
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I’m excited to announce that Amazon has bought the naming rights to the historic Seattle arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of calling it Amazon Arena, we’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. 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 NHL. #ClimatePledge
Housekeeping: I'm sorry that this PM is up slightly later than usual. We've been stuck in Stranger Election Control Board meetings all week—this time around, they're all being conducted over Zoom. The bad part about having endorsement meetings over Zoom is we don't get bribed with treats and booze. The good part is I can interview Frank Chopp without leaving my bed. (Our endorsements will drop here on the Slog once ballots come and stuff our boxes in the middle of July.)Continue reading »