14 Jul '11, 7pm

Red Sox, Chiefs Among 20 Pro Teams Joining Green Sports Alliance

Red Sox, Chiefs Among 20 Pro Teams Joining Green Sports Alliance

As work by teams has shown, the results of popularizing green themes can be impressive. AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, now recycles more than 75 percent of its waste . As the first MLB team to install a solar installation, it has avoided more than 180,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions by tapping renewable energy. Lighting retrofits have cut energy use by more than 171,000 kilowatt hours. The Green Sports Alliance launched in March with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Portland Trail Blazers, Vancouver Canucks and their home venues -- Safeco Field, Century Link Field and Event Center, Key Arena at Seattle Center, the Rose Garden and Rogers Arena -- as founding members. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , the Natural Resources Defense Council and Bonneville Environmental Foundation joined the founders as ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07/14/red-sox-chiefs-am...

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