All-American Pastime Hits a Green Home Run

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rawlings-baseball.jpgThe trend towards environmentally-conscious building and living is influencing many aspects of daily life and America’s favorite sport, baseball, is no exception. Major League Baseball has partnered with the nonprofit environmental group, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), to lessen the game’s environmental impact.

According to an article in the Washington Post, “The Council conducted a team-by-team survey and has come up with an online software tool, called the Team Greening Program, to help every team adopt more ecological practices.”

This year, the Hall of Fame Parade’s red carpet that ran the length of 20 New York City blocks was made entirely of recycled fibers and manufactured using solar and wind power.

Stadiums across the country are: introducing recycling efforts, using energy efficient lighting and vending machines; utilizing water conservation strategies; reusing grass clippings as fertilizer; powering stadiums with renewable energy sources; cleaning with non-toxic natural products; using paper products with recycled content; and some are even being built to high performance LEED standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tag(s): For Kids, Going Green, Green Building, The Great Green Outdoors

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One Response to “All-American Pastime Hits a Green Home Run”

  1. E E Smith on July 22nd, 2008 4:07 pm

    It’s too bad that the “green” red carpet they’re using was shipped from all the way across the country, will be used just once, and then recycled. Is it routine to use a red carpet only once? Couldn’t they re-use it for a couple of years at least? What a waste of that “green” energy.

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