MLB, NRDC, and Chevy partner for ‘greenest’ All-Star Game
Tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in New York should be the “greenest” MLB event ever, according to Reuters. In partnership with Chevy and NRDC, MLB incorporated a number of “green” initiatives into tonight’s game: Athletes will be transported to and from Yankee Stadium in FlexFuel Chevy Silverados, post-consumer recycled waste content and bio-based materials will be included in paper products, and NRDC green teams will roam the stands of Yankee Stadium encouraging debauched and inebriated baseball fans to recycle.
However, the centerpiece of the green All-Star Game is the giant “green” red carpet upon which the all-star players paraded for 18 blocks down Sixth Avenue. The 95,000-square-foot carpet, created by Bentley Prince Street, Inc. of California, was made completely out of recycled fiber content, and 100 percent of electricity was generated by an on-site solar array or financed through the purchase of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates.
Fox will broadcast the final Yankee Stadium All-Star Game starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.