- In partnership with UnitedHealthCare, the D-backs have a vertical garden on the exterior of Chase Field — the first of its kind in all of MLB.
- Have converted all lighting in main concourse and parking areas at Chase Field to energy-efficient LED lighting, resulting in 60% savings in power consumption annually in these areas.
- Have diverted over 90 tons of organic materials from the waste stream since 2017 through a compost collection program with Waste Management.
- Installed state-of-the-art synthetic grass at Chase Field that has a high-performance surface designed specifically for baseball. This surface provides 90% savings (nearly 2 million gallons) in water consumption each season compared to natural grass.
- Have a field water reclamation system used for field irrigation with approximately 50% of savings.
- There are over 60 electric vehicle chargers on the property of Truist Park.
- Have recycled 126,000 cigarette butts on Complex in about five years.
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards was awarded LEED Gold Certification in 2018 and is the oldest facility to earn this certification.
- Recycled 252 tons of materials in 2019.
- The Oriole Garden at Camden Yards is a joint effort by the Baltimore Orioles, National Wildlife Federation and its Maryland state affiliate, the National Aquarium and the Maryland Stadium Authority to attract birds and butterflies through their native plant garden.
Boston Red Sox
- Currently offset 100% of their electricity usage through renewable energy sources.
- Source food from their vegetable garden to locations in the ballpark such as the clubhouse, concessions stands, premium spaces and employee dining.
- Green teams are activated at every Red Sox game and special event.
- As of 2020, for year-to-date recycling efforts the Cubs have saved nearly 2,000 trees, nearly 570,000 gallons of water and nearly 1,200 yards of landfill space.
- Have completed installation of energy-efficient hot water systems with energy management controls, efficient appliances and fixtures and smart lighting and HVAC solutions across our campus.
- Have employed the use of construction materials harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the job site where possible, to reduce transportation emissions and support the local economy, and transported construction debris to recycling centers.
- Sourced produce from local, sustainable sources whenever possible to reduce fuel consumption and minimized food waste as part of the Measurable Waste Reduction and Waste Tracking initiative.
- Reduced plastic usage with compostable food packing and utensils in the ballpark and front office, and provided reusable, customized metal tumblers to staff.
- Installed green roofs on Hotel Zachary, Gallagher Way and broadcast building.
- Uniquely positioned in a neighborhood and near several public transportation hubs, public transportation continues to be promoted and a free bicycle valet service is offered to fans.
- Received U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for our front office building (1101 W. Waveland).
Chicago White Sox
- Dedicated to incorporating sustainable practices and eco-friendly solutions into the ballpark operations at Guaranteed Rate Field. In addition to recycling nearly 50 percent of all ballpark waste, the team diverted more than 90 percent of all cardboard materials this year. In fact, more than 6,500 yards -- or around 400 tons -- of field waste was diverted from landfills while resodding the field this offseason. The White Sox also began LED retrofitting light fixtures throughout the ballpark and surrounding property, including the parking lots, ballpark ramps, concourses, service tunnel, restrooms, hallways and additional front office spaces. Together, these ongoing projects have resulted in more than 840,000 kWh in estimated yearly energy savings.
- The White Sox have partnered with Shore Community Services, a non-profit that employs individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to implement an electronic recycling program that helps properly dispose of technology and electronics banned from Illinois landfills. Since 2019, the team has recycled PCs, laptops, tablets, printers, monitors, lead acid, televisions and other outdated electronics in excess of 1.5 tons to help recover various valuable metals, and saving natural resources, reducing pollution and conserving landfill space.
- Will continue our recycling program this year, which includes on-site cardboard baling, comingled recycling and E-Waste.
- This year, also have worked with our current energy supplier to provide us with 25% renewable energy.
- Continue to divert food scraps away from the landfill and turn the scraps into reusable energy source. 121.2 tons were diverted in 2019.
- Continue to replace outdated lighting fixtures with LED.
- Have replaced 75% of office lights with LED lighting.
- RESTROOM PAPER PRODUCTS: 100% of the paper products we purchase for our restrooms are made from recycled paper and are UL ECOLOGO certified. Also, our paper products meet the Green Seal standard GS-1 based on chlorine free processing, energy and water efficiency, and content of 100% recovered material.
- Brand-new LED lights for stadium lighting towers.
- These areas total approximately 2,000 LED lights in the ballpark, which use less energy, last longer and require less maintenance.
- Two new energy efficient boilers with added VFDs.
- New hydronic field heat system that was previously all electric.
- The Tigers’ “Going Green Night,” in conjunction with DTE Energy, will be held Saturday, May 29, when the Yankees visit Comerica Park. There will be a reusable tote giveaway that afternoon, and DTE will be sharing energy efficiency and green tips throughout the game.
- Changed out the hand soap dispensers and containers, meaning that the containers the public restroom hands soap comes in is now 100% recyclable. Once the soap container is empty it can be simply thrown into the recycling container.
- Have converted from traditional lights to LED lights on their video board, ribbon boards and maintenance work lights.
- Utilize environmentally conscious elements at Comerica Park, including the use of the “Tiger Den” seats, which are comprised of recycled plastic milk jugs.
- Have converted all suites and suite level to LED lighting in addition to the on field light towers.
- Have continued to retrofit, completing the change to LED lighting in the player parking garage and over 50% of the ballpark’s restrooms.
- Still have single stream recycling for fans along with our electronic, pallet and cardboard recycling. Additionally, left over food from events (including baseball games) is donated to Second Servings to feed those in need.
- Have switched our disposable service ware to eco-friendly material for food service.
Kansas City Royals
- Collecting food from our main kitchen and sending it off to compost.
- Have glass recycle bins at each gate and all of our premium bar areas.
Los Angeles Angels
- Since 2017, over 100 tons of food scraps and waste from Angel Stadium kitchens and commissaries have been diverted away from landfills and converted into compost and renewable energy through anaerobic digestion.
- Angel Stadium continues a multi-year plan to convert stadium lighting fixtures and bulbs to LED efficient lighting. This effort has already reduced the energy consumption of Angel Stadium by 60%. In 2021, lighting fixtures will be converted in clubhouse areas, stadium offices, terrace concourse and service tunnels.
- Glass, aluminum and plastic recycling continues to be a major part of the Angel Stadium Sustainability Program. Sixty-four tons of these materials were recycled from January and February 2020 events at Angel Stadium.
- Angel Stadium landscaping and yard waste is reused and repurposed into mulch and fertilizer used onsite.
Los Angeles Dodgers
- Have planted more than 100 trees that require less water (and are more drought tolerant) around the ballpark and surrounding areas.
- Donate their leftover food items to Midnight Mission. In 2019, they donated 34,648 food items totaling $12,883.76.
- Donated office furniture from their sales offices remodel back in February 2019 to their Dream Foundation, which supports youth development programs. The total came to 18,857 lbs of desks, cubicles, file cabinets, etc.
- Landscape design features native plant species, as well as species which have lower water demands, achieving a 60% potable water use reduction for irrigation purposes.
- loanDepot Park is the first retractable roof sports facility in the world to earn LEED Gold Certification.
- Installed new LED sport lights that add entertainment functionality, improve the quality of lighting on the field and consume 50% less energy.
- SC Johnson and Milwaukee Brewers are proud to continue their first-of-its-kind partnership as they take on plastic waste for the 2021 season in an effort to create a more sustainable and healthier world. Visually, fans will see all new receptacles directing them on how to best dispose of trash and recyclables.
- As the first U.S. professional sports team to link a waste stream to a specific product, this game-changing initiative removes the key barrier to plastic recycling by creating a new market within the plastic waste stream.
- Fans at American Family Field will be able to place plastic drink cups branded with the SC Johnson logo in specially designed receptacles to separate the cups more effectively from other waste. The cups will then be picked up and the recycled plastic will be used to make new Scrubbing Bubbles® bottles.
- Throughout the 2021 season, SC Johnson and the Brewers will continue to partner on initiatives and philanthropic contributions with select players to drive heightened awareness and education.
- Twins sustainability statement: The Minnesota Twins organization believes our future success -- both on and off the field -- is built on a business model that embraces operational efficiency, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. We honor the power of sport by leading through example, and we will continue to use sport to inspire, build the best fan experience and cause no unnecessary harm, working with our fans, community, suppliers and partners and employees to have a positive influence in the world.
- LEED Certified: After the Twins opened Target Field as the second Major League Baseball facility to earn LEED Silver for New Construction (in 2010), the team then became the first professional sports franchise to receive LEED Silver for both construction and Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (in 2011). In 2017, the Twins became the first to attain LEED Gold for operations and maintenance of their facility; the club earned recertification in 2019.
- USGBC Leadership Award: In recognition of the Twins' outstanding contributions to green building and sustainability in the sports industry, the U.S. Green Building Council honored the organization with a 2019 Leadership Award. The Twins, heralded as a "model for sustainability in the sporting world," were awarded for using green building and sustainable practices to improve quality of life for those around them.
- Capturing and reusing rainwater: Through a custom-designed Rain Water Recycle System provided by Minneapolis-based Pentair, the Twins have captured, purified and reused more than 19 million total gallons of rainwater, drastically reducing the use of municipal water at Target Field. The majority of the recycled rainwater is used to wash down the seating bowl attached to the main concourse.
- Recycling, composting and converting waste to energy: Through aggressive recycling and waste-to-energy programs, the Twins have kept more than 12,127 tons of waste out of local landfills from 2011 to 2019:
- 3,894 tons of trash have been sent to the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center.
- 4,592 tons of waste have been recycled from Target Field
- 3,642 tons of organic materials have been composted and diverted from landfills
- Since 2015, the Twins have partnered with Eco-Products -- the nation's leading brand of single-use foodservice packaging made from renewable and recycled resources -- to supply Target Field's compostable cups, plates, trays, utensils and straws. Much of the packaging relies on a material called Ingeo™, a compostable resin made by a company called NatureWorks headquartered a short distance from Target Field in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Thanks to the partnership with Eco-Products and the help of fans, the Twins have composted more than 2,700 tons of trash from 2015-19.
- Donating unused food to local charities: The Twins and concession partner Delaware North Sportservice donate more than 10 tons of food to local charities each season. Through a partnership with Rock and Wrap It UP!, Inc., representatives from Joseph's Storehouse in Brooklyn Park box up all prepared but untouched meals at Target Field, donating the unused food from Target Field to local charities. To date, these efforts have kept more than 63 tons of waste out of local landfills. Throughout the partnership, the Twins have donated:
- 345,950 hot dogs and brats
- 56,880 hamburgers
- 27,052 chicken breasts
- Connecting people and places - Target Field station: Opened in 2014 at 5th Street North and 5th Avenue North in Downtown Minneapolis (north side of Target Field, near Gate 6), Target Field Station is a multi-modal transportation hub offering commuters, baseball fans and downtown visitors connections to 500 trains daily via the METRO Blue and Green lines and the Northstar Commuter Rail.
- Reducing energy use via LED lighting: Installed between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the field lighting at Target Field was upgraded to LED technology. By reducing fixture count from 746 to approximately 512, energy use was reduced by approximately 55 percent. LED fixtures were also used to illuminate the underside of the ballpark canopy.
- "Living Wall" Batter's Eye brings beauty, playability and sustainability: New in 2019, the Target Field "living wall" batter's eye - the first of its kind in Major League Baseball - incorporates approximately 5,700 sea green juniper plants, individually installed and secured in a tiered, multiple-tray system. Together, the junipers create a consistent, stationary background of lush greenery, providing both beauty and a world-class hitter's backdrop. The structure is self-irrigated via Pentair's rain water system.
New York Mets
- Signed on to the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.
- Offset 100% of their carbon emissions (Scopes 1, 2 & 3 including team and fan travel) with a portfolio that includes REC’s through wind power and VER offsets with forest protection & efficient cookstoves projects.
- 100% water offsets and Change the Course sponsor.
- Have Green Teams for 10 home games.
- Back of house & field/yard waste compost program and post-game food donations.
- Waterless urinals, low flow fixtures and XLERATOReco hand dryers throughout ballpark.
- 11,000 square-foot Green Roof.
- 65,000 square feet of porous pavement in the bus lot.
- 96,000 square feet of reflective roofing.
- Various lighting upgrades including all parking lots and exterior sidewalk lighting.
- This offseason upgraded our lighting control system to a more advanced, state-of-the-art system.
New York Yankees
- To further enhance Stadium health and safety — and in conjunction with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) — Yankee Stadium became in August 2020 the first sports and entertainment venue in the world to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. The rating requirements, which have been fulfilled by the club, serve as a blueprint for best operating procedures to help combat COVID-19, while also providing world-class standards for overall health and safety. By achieving this designation, which has been confirmed by a third-party verifier, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the club can operate with confidence that they are utilizing best practices for players and staff, and that they are appropriately prepared to accommodate the reintroduction of fans.
- On April 3, 2019, Yankees became the first major North American sports team to sign on to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the aim of which is to bring greenhouse emissions in line with the Paris Climate Change Agreement and inspire others to take ambitious climate action.
- The Yankees carefully measure and offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through a collaboration with The South Pole Group. The high quality, third party verified GHG offsets that the Yankees invest in are carefully chosen to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, benefiting communities in need in Africa by promoting new employment opportunities, protecting biodiversity and improving health and safety, including the distribution of thousands of life-saving high-efficiency cookstoves.
- Prior to the 2016 season, the Yankees installed the newest, most efficient lighting in the world, known as light-emitting diodes (LED). The LED lights used at Yankee Stadium are 40% more efficient and 50% brighter than the previous field lighting used at the Stadium, which were also the most efficient lights available for use at the time. Increased Color Temperature of the light produced results in higher contrast, improving player reaction time, alertness and visual acuity. Improved Color Rendering provides the truest colors the human eye can see. Reduced Flicker Rate means the lighting can now support UHD Ultra Slow Motion filming. Improved optical design with twice the aiming points reduces glare and light pollution, and the energy saved from the new field lighting is enough to power about 45 homes everyday.
- Yankee Stadium uses high-performance filters and a regular replacement program to ensure particle removal effectiveness of MERV 13 or greater, for better air quality and energy efficiency in our HVAC system.
- In 2019, the Yankees became the first team to appoint an Environmental Science Advisor — industry leader Dr. Allen Hershkowitz — to find best practices to direct the team’s decades-long commitment to sustainability, environmentally-friendly practices and community-wide awareness. Specifically, Hershkowitz guides a number of new and existing environmental initiatives for the Yankees and Yankee Stadium, with a primary focus on the areas of energy use, waste management, water conservation and food services. Central to his direction are the “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” (signed by 195 countries in 2015), which outline the features that comprise a sustainable community. We effort to promote these goals through ecologically intelligent procurement, carefully considered operational practices and in collaboration with local agencies and business partners.
- No plastic straws offered at the Oakland Coliseum. They offer compostable serviceware and straws to guests.
- Any unused prepared foods from games are donated to the Alameda County Food Bank.
- The A's Farm (vegetable garden) is entering its fourth season at the Coliseum. It is maintained by a local non-profit group, Acta Non Verba.
- Our concessionaire (Aramark) has started a composting program for unused food scraps in our kitchens.
- The Phillies continue to partner with Spectra and Aramark with their Red Goes Green program, created in 2008 in an effort to be greener and friendlier. As part of this program, the Phillies:
- Have purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the carbon footprint created by the team's utility power usage. For the past ten years, Community Energy has provided the team's carbon-free energy.
- Include the year-round recycling of various materials at the Phillies ballpark including lights, carpet tiles, batteries, cardboard and appropriate construction debris.
- Have converted all of the field tower lighting at Citizens Bank Park to LED.
- Have composted food waste from all Phillies kitchens through W.B. Saul High School's Henry Got Compost student composting initiative, and an overnight crew after games focuses on aluminum can separation recycling.
- Plant a tree for each home run hit by a Phillies player during the season, as part of Home Runs for Trees, a partnership with PGW and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Over 1,300 trees have been planted in the Delaware Valley since the inception of this program.
- Overall, the Pirates’ sustainability practices successfully divert more than 70% of the ballpark waste out of the waste stream each year, which is equivalent to more than 1,650 tons of materials. In 2020, the Pirates' diversion rate of 75% earned the organization Major League Baseball's Green Glove Award for the highest diversion rate in the National League Central.
- The PNC Park Urban Garden, powered by Duquesne Light, utilizes 100% sustainable practices and provides the ballpark with healthy food, grown onsite. Each season, the Urban Garden produces more than 300 pounds of fresh produce that is utilized within recipes for menu options available throughout PNC Park.
- This year, the Pirates will partner with Duquesne Light Company on the "Duquesne Light Power Hitters" program, a unique venture that will grow throughout the season. Throughout 2021, Duquesne Light and Pirates Charities will partner to plant one tree, in an underserved Pittsburgh neighborhood, for every Pirates home run hit.
San Diego Padres
- The Padres recently added Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to the commissary walk in freezers. The system charges during off peak hours and discharges during peak hours to keep the refrigeration compressors from running.
- The San Diego Padres are adding a 125 kilowatt hour battery energy storage system (BESS) to our 336kw solar array. The new battery system will be installed in May.
- In conjunction with Delaware North, the Padres use a program called LeanPath. LeanPath is used to help with food waste. LeanPath is technology and coaching which has a meaningful impact on the environment, at the same time it improves kitchen efficiency. LeanPath culinary teams have prevented over 60 million pounds of food from being wasted. LeanPath invented an automated food waste tracking technology which provides a complete food waste prevention solution, including data-collection tools. Delaware North chefs are using this technology to help prevent food waste within the ballpark.
San Francisco Giants
- Major League Baseball named the San Francisco Giants as co-recipient, along with the Seattle Mariners, of the 2020 Green Glove Award, which recognizes the MLB Club with the highest waste diversion rate, after diverting 98% of all waste leaving Oracle Park from local landfills. The earning of this most recent Green Glove marks the 12th Green Glove Award in 13 seasons for the Giants, who collected nine consecutive awards between 2008 and 2016.
- To further enhance health and safety measures of the ballpark, the Giants earned the GBAC Certification which means they have:
- Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
- The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
- Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.
- Oracle Park was recently certified in 2019 as LEED Platinum for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance — the first sports venue in America to earn this.
- The Giants were recognized as an Innovator of the Year in 2019 by the Green Sports Alliance.
- The Giants were awarded the Environmental Service Award by the San Francisco Department of the Environment in 2019.
- The Seattle Mariners achieved a recycling rate of 98% for 2020, meaning almost all the waste produced at T-Mobile Park was either recycled, composted or reused.
- Through conservation, retrofitting and efficient operations, the Mariners have significantly reduced the use of natural gas, water and electricity through such measures as re-lamping the field with energy efficient LED fixtures, the first ballpark in MLB to do so. Now, all fixtures inside and outside the ballpark are being replaced with LED lights, which use 75% less energy than incandescent lights. The energy saved from the outside lights alone will be enough electricity to power 400 homes.
- The next phase is incorporating sustainability into infrastructure projects, including the long-term renovation and improvement commitments the Mariners have made to maintain T-Mobile Park as a first class facility.
St. Louis Cardinals
- In 2019, the Cardinals expanded their rooftop Redbird Garden by 33%. Delaware North has partnered with Urban Harvest to provide 25% of the garden’s footprint to grow food solely for donations to local pantries. Delaware North has also committed to donating 50% of what is grown to local pantries as well. Executive Chef Larry Johnson’s goal is to utilize the micro greens and mushrooms in several dishes here at the stadium.
- The St. Louis Cardinals recycle an average of 8.45 tons per game.
- In addition to having a Green Team during the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals have implemented 4AGreenerGame Ballpark Experience designed to inform participants about what the Cardinals are doing at Busch Stadium to help the environment, encourage participants to follow the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle — in order to become good stewards of the earth, and engage participants in three different hands-on activities.
Tampa Bay Rays
- The Rays are actively engaged with BayWatch and our employees volunteer to plant sea grass beds and on other projects to restore Tampa Bay.
- Have retrofitted about 95% of all lighting, including the baseball lights. In 2019, we replaced over 700 metal halide lights used for baseball to LED.
- This has provided us better reliability, conserved energy and the potential savings of $300k per year.
- Some of our parking lots that feature LED lights and time clocks programmed to shut off when they are not needed. Our other lots that do not have LED lights still feature the time clocks to limit their operating time.
- We primarily use water from ballpark lakes for irrigation on grass areas of our exterior landscaping.
- Globe Life Field’s retractable roof is equipped with translucent ETFE panels that allow ample natural light into the building cutting back on energy (lighting) costs.
- Globe Life Field has a synthetic playing surface that requires very little water compared to the natural grass of our previous ballpark. The infill used in this turf is also comprised of natural materials rather than the rubber pellets used in most synthetic surfaces.
- Globe Life Field’s building automation system with graphical displays keep our ballpark running extremely efficient. Data monitoring services watch mechanical system trends in the building and send alerts with the systems are not being used optimally — if too many chillers are running or are running faster than necessary.
- Globe Life Field is equipped with LED field lights.
- Globe Life Field’s restrooms are equipped with low-flow toilets and paper product dispensers that monitor and report when these dispensers get low, which in turn, reduce paper product waste.
- Globe Life Field has areas and items that have been built using recycled or reclaimed materials. Examples of this include using reclaimed wood for tables on our concourses and walls in our suites level.
- Globe Life Field is equipped with motion sensor light switches in the offices and occupied spaces that will automatically shut lights off in areas where no one is present.
- Native plants have been used around Globe Life Field’s exterior. These plants require less water and generally do not require as much maintenance as plants not native to this climate.
Toronto Blue Jays
- TD Ballpark was awarded a Green Globe, and the new Player Development Complex received two Green Globes this year.
- In Toronto, we are continuing our commitment to divert as much waste from landfill as possible by identifying new streams of waste we can recycle, and training staff to sort recyclables from waste.
- We just completed converting 24 water drinking fountains into bottle filling stations to track the amount of plastic bottles saved as we encourage refilling and using reusable bottled water.
- Our engineering team is looking into removing the field bowl lighting and installing LED lights in early 2022.
- 2020 Sustainability Efforts at Nationals Park
- Since there were no fans during the 2020 season, all of the items harvested from the Nationals Park rooftop garden were donated to the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
- New furniture was purchased for the area around the Budweiser Terrace that is made from 97% post-consumer HDPE-milk jugs. The existing furniture was taken apart, most of which was recycled or repurposed.
- All metals, cardboard and pallets that left Nationals Park in 2020 were weighted and recycled, more than doubling the ballpark's diversion rate.
- The Nationals Park playing field was replaced, which resulted in the old field being converted into 688 tons of reusable top soil.
- Nourish Now
- The Nationals are proud to continue their partnership with Nourish Now, a Maryland-based food recovery non-profit, which began during the 2019 season.
- The comprehensive food recovery program will include food from concession stands, clubs, suites and special events held at the ballpark throughout the year.
- The majority of the collected items will provide vital support to children, families and veterans in Montgomery County. A portion of the donated food will be delivered to the housing facility located in Ward 8 run by U.S. Vets - Washington, D.C., a private non-profit providing housing, employment and counseling services to local veterans.
- The relationship with U.S. Vets is just the beginning of Nourish Now's efforts to serve residents in the neighborhoods near Nationals Park.
- Park-wide composting and recycling
- Starting with the 2019 season, all disposable foodservice ware (plates, cups, cutlery, straws, trays, etc.) distributed within Nationals Park were certified compostable in a composting facility.
- Special compost bins are located throughout the ballpark for fans to use.
- All other concessions giveaways either are recyclable or sold as souvenirs that are reusable and dishwasher safe.
- Other Nationals Park initiatives
- The Nationals have increased our signage around the park, indicating which receptacle is for trash, compost and recyclable products.
- The Nationals are engaging their fans through with signage and activations throughout the ballpark educating fans on green initiatives and how they can participate.