Below are a few Earth Day activation’s our Clubs participated in 2021:
- The Atlanta Braves are planting a magnolia seedling on their property that originated from Ponce de Leon Park/Spiller Park, which was the home to the Minor Leagues' Atlanta Crackers and Negro American League’s Atlanta Black Crackers. The original tree still stands at the park and is over 100 years old. Babe Ruth and Eddie Mathews hit home runs into the tree as it was located in the outfield.
- The Boston Red Sox are celebrating Earth Day this year with several activities:
- They will feature the recycling logo behind home plate again, weather permitting.
- They will have bike valet open to ticketed patrons.
- The front office of the Red Sox will be making a $1500 donation to the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and sending 25 front-office volunteers to help take part in the Muddy River Cleanup as part of the Earth Day Charles River Cleanup.
- The team will be wearing special Earth Day patches on their jerseys for the game.
- The Red Sox will have about 200-300 reusable water bottles to hand out to fans in the park as well as stashed at Fan Services booths.
- The Red Sox will have guests from MIT Sustainability Lab to throw out the first pitch. For the last three years, the Red Sox have been working with MIT’s Master's degree students on different sustainability projects around the park that include, waste diversion, decrease in electric consumption on game days; and this year they are going through a carbon accounting exercise with MIT to find out their current carbon footprint.
- The Chicago Cubs will launch a limited-edition collection with Chicago street artist Penny Pinch in celebration of Earth Day. The limited-edition collection includes an upcycled tote bag made from licensed Cubs items including recycled jerseys and a hat featuring Penny Pinch's signature "Pinch" character. Items from the collection will be available to purchase starting Thursday, April 22. Proceeds will benefit Chicago Gateway Green and will be used specifically for the planting of trees around Chicago. To check out the collection, visit www.cubs.com/pennypinch.
- The Detroit Tigers will have DTE sponsor an Earth Week social and website campaign the week of April 19-24 leading up to Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. The campaign will mention energy-saving tips and clean energy references, and provide fans the opportunity to engage.
- The Minnesota Twins, during the April 23-25 weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Target Field, will highlight their sustainability partners (Pentair, Eco-Products, Rock and Wrap It UP!, Inc., etc.) and other environmentally-focused organizations throughout Twins Territory through their in-game Community Spotlight. Twins players, staff and front-office employees will all receive information and best practices regarding how they can all be effective environmental stewards.
- The Philadelphia Phillies are partnering with Constellation, a national provider of clean energy solutions, to bring awareness to the importance of going green. Efforts include hosting “Constellation Earth Days” during the Phillies-Giants games Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21. Among the highlights: all fans will receive a Constellation Reusable Straw Set as they enter the ballpark gates. Plus, energy-saving tips to help reduce energy consumption will be on display throughout the game and broadcast. Other Earth Day efforts include outreach to schools, as the Phillies will share energy conservation lesson plans provided by Constellation to area teachers. The Phillies will also celebrate Earth Day with their social media followers.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates will join Duquesne Light and Grow Pittsburgh for a special planting event in PNC Park's Urban Garden. Volunteers from the Pirates front office will join with local volunteers to prepare the area and plant the many herbs and vegetables that will grow and be used in-park throughout the season.