Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

climate changeToday is Blog Action Day, and for the third straight year, is doing its part in helping the world recognize a global problem and encouraging its readers to take action. In 2007, we encouraged sports agents to go green, following the lead of the Philadelphia Eagles and Leigh Steinberg. Last year, we attempted to attack poverty, and highlighted the acts of sports agent and philanthropist, Glenn Toby. This year, we are confronting the issue of climate change. You may be thinking to yourself, “How the hell am I going to help correct the current climate change problems? I represent athletes, not cumulus clouds.” I’ve got you covered. You can make purchases from climate change friendly businesses similar to There are also other minor things you can do. Check out the list below.

  • Travel less. Establish your company’s main office in a town that surrounds the main talent that you represent or wish to recruit. Not only will you emit less greenhouse gasses, but you won’t have to allocate as much money to traveling expenses as you would otherwise. You could also work from the comfort of your home instead of driving to that plush office every day, that serves no purpose other than to provide potential clients with an image that you do not get most of your work done wearing only boxers and a pair of socks.
  • Ditch the Hummer for a Hybrid. Your clients may judge you by the car you drive. Eventually, it may be that they respect your gas conscious vehicle more than your flashy 8-cylinder gas guzzler.
  • Get intimate. Turn the lights off when they are not necessary. Set up your office in a place where you receive sunlight throughout the day. And when you leave the office, the shredded files in your garbage won’t get angry with you for not keeping the light on.

These are just a few things that we can do to help the environment and curb the potential harmful effects of continued climate change. Global warming is real, and we cannot ignore it. There is a huge list of things that could go extinct if we do nothing to halt the climate change trend. I am not ready to let go of my favorite red wine, Pinot Noir, and I also don’t think we want to..

Say Goodbye to Baseball
The future of the ash tree-from which all baseball bats are made-is in danger of disappearing, thanks to a combination of killer beetles and global warming. [NY Times]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

4 replies on “Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change”

Global warming is real? Are you sure? I’m kidding. It drives me nuts that people present the concept of global warming/climate change as a two-sided issue. It’s not a two-sided issue, although many people now believe that it is because they’ve been told that it is. the indigenous people are fighting climate change in the Amazon, getting killed for their good work and ignored by most environmentalists.

learn about them and spread the word, they are amazing but if we do give them a hand and some support the forests will be felled.

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