In 2008, the Boston Red Sox launched the Poland Spring Green Team, a first of its kind recycling initiative. During all home games at Fenway Park, volunteers spread throughout the seating bowl to collect recyclables from fans. Fenway Park recently became a single-stream recycling facility meaning all recyclable materials can be comingled including plastic, cardboard, and paper. Every year Green Team members helped divert almost 400 tons of recyclables from the landfill.
Groups and individuals are invited to participate, however all participants must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour prior to game time and collect recyclables through the seventh inning with collections occurring only between innings as to not interrupt the sightlines of fans. All volunteers are provided with a Poland Spring Green Team t-shirt, bags, gloves, and a food voucher for one complimentary hot dog and soda.
To join the Poland Spring Green Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Number of Volunteers
Please contact Chris Knight with any questions at 617-226-6121.