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Green Initiatives

The Giants are committed to making Oracle Park the "greenest" ballpark in the country by making environmental stewardship a top priority.

Achievements: The MLB Sustainable Operations Committee of MLB Stadium Operations Directors presented the Green Glove Award to the Giants for the ninth consecutive year in recognition of their industry leading recycling efforts. They are the only MLB club to have received this award since its inception. The Giants had the highest recycling rate in Major League Baseball meaning they diverted the most waste from landfills. The Giants diverted 95% of trash from landfill during the 2016 season. In 2012, the Giants were awarded the WRAP Award, The Waste Reduction Awards Program, administered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Cal Recycle) for outstanding waste reduction efforts. Also in 2012 the Giants won The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), California's highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California's precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State's economy. All awards are on the Virgin America Club Level behind home plate in a sustainable display case.

LEED EBO&M Certification: The Giants, in partnership with PG&E and ABM, became the FIRST major league ballpark to receive U.S. Green Building Council certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance (EBO&M). The 2010 LEED Silver Certification recognized the Giants and its partners' efforts to achieve sustainability and efficiencies in the areas of human and environmental health, including sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation in operations. In 2015 the Giants were awarded LEED Gold Certification in recognition for their further increase in sustainability efforts. The LEED Gold Certification in EBO&M awarded to the Giants was the first ever awarded to an MLB Stadium.