Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm proud of my team

Reds to receive environmental award
As part of an initiative to "Go Green" in 2008, the Reds began or improved several programs that benefit the preservation of the environment. Working with Rumpke and Pepsi, it included a recycling program of plastic and paper generated from both game-day crowds and front-office business.

Waste cooking oils generated in the kitchens and concession areas were recycled for future use as bio-diesel fuel. Concrete, metals and cardboard materials are also recycled.

Other programs include reducing total hours of lighting use and using environmentally-friendly laundry detergents and cleaners. Fertilizers used on the playing field are organic, and grass clippings are moved to external green areas as a natural fertilizer.

The Reds also held "carbon neutral" games on Opening Day and Earth Day to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.
America sometimes seems to only wake up to sports. Well, here's an example of sports leading a community in an area vital to humanity. Cool.

Perhaps the Reds could get in on some of the train action Ohio and Amtrak are looking into...

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