Some of Major League Baseball's New York-based employees volunteered in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, working at Claremont Park in the Bronx in conjunction with Partnership for Parks. Earth Day will be observed on April 22, as it has been each year since 1970.
Green Sports Alliance
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, college conferences, 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 represent nearly 500 sports teams and venues from 15 sports leagues in 14 countries.
Rock and Wrap It Up!
Over the past 10 years, nearly 36,000 pounds of prepared but untouched food has been recovered for donation to those in need through MLB's work with Rock and Wrap It Up! during All-Star Week. Rock and Wrap It Up! ("feeding people, not landfills") has relationships with more than 70 franchises across the major professional sports leagues and is committed to feeding our neighbors and communities in need.
Mariners, Yankees make MLB LED history
In 2015, the Mariners and Yankees made Major League history. Safeco Field in Seattle and Yankee Stadium in The Bronx became the first two LED-lighted stadiums in the league. Read more about each park's project.
MLB + Green
The Office of the Commissioner, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media all participate in a variety of sustainability efforts. Key initiatives include Green Team activations during MLB All-Star Week, front office volunteer efforts and those operated by MLB Clubs. Major League Baseball is the first professional sports league to have all of its Clubs as members of the Green Sports Alliance, which promotes healthy, sustainable communities in sports.
MLB Clubs emphasize sustainability efforts through waste diversion, composting and energy efficient practices throughout the year. Efforts include comprehensive on-site gardens, Green Teams to collect recyclables, LED field lighting and solar panel installations.