Major League Baseball’s All-Star week is currently underway, with the big All-Star game taking place tonight. Partnering with the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), MLB has once again gone green for all of the week’s games and events. By making eco-conscious efforts, Major League Baseball is demonstrating to millions of people how to be environmental stewards by leading by example.
MLB’s ecologically responsible efforts during All-Star Week include:
- EnergyOffsets– 120,000 KWh of energy used during the All-Star Game and related events, including the Home Run Derby, the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game and the All-Star Futures Game will be offset with Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Credits supplied by Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
- Solar Panels- In advance of the All-Star Game, the Royals and KCP&L installed on Kauffman Stadium 120 solar panels that will produce 36,000 kw/annually.
- Water –Major League Baseball is purchasing water restoration credits from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation for the 600,000 gallons of water that will be used during All-Star Week ballpark activities. In March 2012 the Royals and Grundfos, a vendor of pumps, partnered to improve the efficiency of Kauffman Stadium’s signature fountains.
- Recycling – Recycling containers are located throughout the offices, suites, concourses and parking lots at Kauffman Stadium. All MLB-hosted events will include recycling programs. To reinforce this message All-Star Green Teams of volunteers will circulate throughout Kauffman Stadium during the All-Star Game collecting recyclables from fans. The food concession company at Kauffman Stadium, Aramark, collects the grease from all kitchens and concession stands to be recycled as bio fuel.
- Awareness – MLB will promote “Green” messaging with a PSA highlighting the NRDC partnership; in-stadium signage and an ad in the 2012 All-Star Game Program. Continue reading