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Allen Hershkowitz, PhD

Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Sustainable Sports Management


PhD, Political Economics, City University of New York Graduate School
Certificat D’assiduite, University of Grenoble
M. Phil., Political Economics, City College of New York
BA, Political Economics, City College of New York


Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is one of the most influential leaders in the sustainable sports field. As Founder and Director of NRDC’s path-breaking Sports Greening Project, Allen serves as the principal environmental advisor to numerous professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the U.S. Tennis Association, Major League Soccer, and many professional teams. He co-founded the Green Sports Alliance and is a member of the GSA’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Allen has overseen the greening of numerous professional and collegiate sports events such as the World Series, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the MLB and NBA All Star Games, the NHL Winter Classic and, in 2011, he served on the NCAA Final Four Sustainability Committee. Allen oversees the research and writing of all technical resources produced by NRDC’s Sports Greening Project, including NRDC’s Team Greening Advisor, which was awarded the US EPA’s Environmental Merit Award in 2008.

Allen is also a pioneer in a number of sustainable operations management areas including bio-based fuels life cycle assessment and management of health effects of waste incineration. His widely published work, including the book Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism, has been the subject of numerous profiles and feature articles in The New Yorker, The New York Times and elsewhere.

Allen resides in New York State and is the father of three children.


SUS6010: Principles of Sustainable Management

SUS8505: The Business of Sports & Sustainability