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It's The Indians Turn For Sustainability October 27, 2016

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It's The Indians Turn For Sustainability, Tipp City, Ohio

“Our Tribe is Green”

Ok, my previous article, which gained a lot of attention, was focused on the Wrigley Field’s recent renovation project named 1060. And as a result they won last night’s World Series game! Ok, maybe it isn’t the reason they won.

So, to give equal time to the Cleveland Indians, I have discovered that they have also reduced their carbon footprint and implemented energy sustainable projects. Since its inaugural year in 1994, Progressive Field has been recycling plastic, cardboard, and aluminum all around the ballpark. The 2016 American League Champion Cleveland Indians are keyed up in their energy conservation by continuing to support the environment by increasing their focus on their campaign "Our Tribe is Green."


Launched in 2008, the campaign partners with “Pepsi” to focus on recycling during all game days with recyclable containers for plastic bottles throughout Progressive Field. The Indians also implemented this program in the home and visiting clubhouses throughout the Major League Baseball season and during the offseason. The Tribe recycling efforts are extended into the front office and include recycling all paper and cardboard products. Organic waste composting was added in 2010 and expanded in 2011.Making them industry leaders in taking a proactive approach to supporting various environmental initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint at Progressive Field which in turn supports Cleveland.

All of the new Progressive Field signs installed in 2008 are LED lighting, which offers energy cost savings, low-voltage operation, a reduction in CO2 emissions, and are environmentally safe as they contain no UV, infrared or glass.

The first American League ballpark to go solar. Green Energy Ohio partnered with Doty and Miller Architects to design and install the 42 GE solar panels. To view current energy usage saved and greenhouse emissions avoided by the installation of the Solar Panels visit www.greenenergyohio.org/indians. The electricity produced from the solar installation is enough to power 400 television sets throughout Progressive Field.

reminiscent of an IKEA collapsible lamp has been installed on the roof of the Cleveland Indians baseball stadium, ready to begin churning out energy on opening day, April 5.

Another feature churning up energy at the field is an innovative 18-foot-wide helix wind turbine, designed by a Cleveland State University professor  and installed in 2012, generates approximately 40,000 kilowatt-hours per year, enough for four homes.

The Indians understand the responsibility of improving the quality of life by being environmentally conscious within the walls of Progressive Field and beyond. The Cleveland Indians organization is committed to exploring opportunities to help preserve the environment through the use of advanced energy and green options. Using sustainable technologies is not only good for the community, but good for baseball. And who knows, maybe this article will promote a win. I am hoping so! #GOTRIBE

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