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in partnership with Waste Management, Inc.
Since its launch in 2008, the Pirates have recycled more than 6 million pounds of material from PNC Park by successfully diverting out of the waste stream.
The Pirates have taken decisive steps to improve the energy efficiency of PNC Park drastically reducing the energy consumption throughout the year. The Pirates have made an organization-wide effort to order more environmentally friendly paper, printing and cleaning products.
The Pirates utilize their unique public position to promote the importance of sustainable practices in order to make an even greater positive impact on our environment.
RIVENDALE PATIO GARDEN
The Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charites and Rivendale Farms have partnered with Grow Pittsburgh, Levy Restaurants, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to open PNC Park's first-ever ballpark garden, the Rivendale Patio Garden. The Rivendale Patio Garden uses sustainable practices and provides healthy food, grown on-site, to be used in guests' favorite dishes in the ballpark.
The Rivendale Patio Garden produces a variety of herbs and vegetables hand-selected by Levy Restaurants' PNC Park Executive Chef Adam Holt, and Rivendale Farms' Crop Production Manager Susanna Meyer. Guests can experience the growth and harvest of fresh produce such as zucchini, arugula, cucumbers and beets.