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D-backs recognized as a Green Sports Alliance 2018 Innovator of the Year

On Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018, the Green Sports Alliance will present its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards.
May 21, 2018

On Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018, the Green Sports Alliance will present its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognize and applaud the best in sports and sustainability.    The D-backs are one of 10 recipients of the

On Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018, the Green Sports Alliance will present its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognize and applaud the best in sports and sustainability. 
 
The D-backs are one of 10 recipients of the Environmental Innovators of the Year awards, given to both individuals and organizations for their work in the sports greening movement. Among the other nine recipients are Aramark, BASF, Hampton Farms and the Kansas City Chiefs, Greg Martin of Martin Design Partnership, Melbourne Cricket Club, Raka 7s Rugby Tournament, Sacramento Running Association, U.S. Bank Stadium, University of Texas Austin, University of Washington Department of Athletics, Vegan Night with the Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Park. 
 
The Arizona Diamondbacks added 200 new recycling bins through a partnership with Waste Management increasing recycling tonnage by 170 percent (314 tons recycled); partnered with Xcel Dryer to replace 50 towel dispensers with eco-friendly hand dryers resulting in reduction of 350 miles worth of paper towels; installed low-flow flush valves on all 425 toilets and 260 urinals, in turn reducing water use in those areas by 50 percent; partnered with Levy Restaurants to donate nine tons of food to a local shelter; and teamed up with UnitedHealthcare to develop a vertical garden on the exterior of the ballpark, donating fresh produce to Kitchen on the Street, a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate child hunger.
 
The award presentations are the highlight of the Alliance's Green Sports Celebration, part of its annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognize the best in sports and sustainability. The event is hosted the evening of June 26, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be coupled with "A Taste of Atlanta" showcasing innovative concepts in sustainable food and beverage.
 
The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Alliance inspires professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members now number nearly 600 organizations and fans representing 15 leagues in 14 countries. 
 
For more information about the D-backs' sustainability efforts, visit dbacks.com/green