Sunday, May 24, 2015

Earth to Phillies... Keep it up!

Earth to Philly readers may remember our contention that this win was attributable at least in part to the Phillies' "green" efforts in terms of their Citizen's Bank Park policies and especially their award-winning veggie options. With their eye on a possible repeat in 2009, the ball club is not letting up, but pressing onward in greening the baseball experience.

Earth to Phillies... Keep it up!

No one can forget, nor will they be allowed to, that the Phillies won the World Series last year.

Earth to Philly readers may remember our contention that this win was attributable at least in part to the Phillies' "green" efforts in terms of their Citizen's Bank Park policies and especially their award-winning veggie options. With their eye on a possible repeat in 2009, the ball club is not letting up, but pressing onward in greening the baseball experience.

They're looking for Red Goes Green Team volunteer groups to sign up and cover every home game with kids (and grownups) willing to go through the seats and collect recyclables throughout the first seven innings. Compensation? Innings eight and nine in whatever seats you can find.

And they continue to expand the locations throughout CB park where you can get veggie food items, including veggie quesadillas at the Nacho Portable Stand (Section 122) and black-bean-based Southwestern Veggie Burgers at the new Alley Grill (Left Field Plaza). This is in addition to the existing veggie burgers, dogs and cheesesteaks they've been offering over the past couple years.

That's not all, though - for the second straight year the Phillies have committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy and have implemented sustainable procedures in the way the park is managed and cleaned (the Hall of Fame barstoos have been redone with 100% recycled upholstery). And tying this all together somehow is Red Goes Green mascot Phil the Can (right), who lights up, makes noise and single-handedly motivates the young and old alike to point and make jokes at his expense. Oh, and to recycle, too, of course.

With all of these initiatives in place, the Phils are set to go all the way again. But remember, just like saving the planet, getting to the World Series is a one-small-step-at-a-time process. Please don't start booing before the seventh inning of game one.

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Earth to Philly is a weblog focusing on earth-conscious technology, trends and ideas, from a Daily News perspective. We look at the "green" aspects of your home, business, food, transportation, style, policy, gadgets and artwork. If you have a Philly-related story, Click here to let us know about it!

The experts at Philadelphia's Energy Coordinating Agency answer your energy questions in our regular feature Stay Warm, Stay Green. Send in your question or questions to energy@phillynews.com.


Look for Jenice Armstrong to supply tips on green living as well as occasional columns on the subject of Green. She also blogs at Hey Jen.


Becky Batcha stays tuned for the here-and-now practical side of conservation, alternative energy, organic foods, etc. - stuff you can do at home now. Plus odds and ends.


Laurie Conrad recycles from her ever-growing e-mailbag to pass along the latest travel deals, fashion statements, household strategies, gadgets, cool local events and other nuggets of interest to those who appreciate a clean, green world.


Vance Lehmkuhl looks at topics like eco-conscious eating, public transportation and fuel-efficient driving from his perspective as a vegetarian, a daily SEPTA bus rider and a hybrid driver, as well as noting the occasional wacky trend or product. Contact Vance with your 'green' news.


Ronnie Polaneczky sees the green movement through the eyes of her 12-year-old daughter, who calls her on every scrap of paper or glass bottle that Ronnie neglects to toss into the house recycling bins. Ronnie will blog about new or unexpected ways to go green. She also blogs at So, What Happened Was...


Sandra Shea and the DN editorial board opine on any green-related legislation or policy. And we'll pass along some of the opeds on the subject that people send us.


Jonathan Takiff will be blogging mainly about consumer electronics - those things that we love to use and that suck too much energy. He'll spotlight green-conscious gizmos made in a responsible fashion, both in terms of materials used and the energy it takes to run them.


Signe Wilkinson draws the comic strip Family Tree, which follows the Tree family as they try to live green in the face of nattering neighbors, plastic-wrapped consumer products, and the primal teenage urge to spend vast quantities of money on hair care products of dubious organic quality.


In addition to these updates from our newsroom bloggers, watch for an occasional feature, Dumpster Diver Dispatches, from Philadelphia's original "green" community of artists, the Dumpster Divers. You'll learn about creative ways to reuse and recycle while you reduce, and about the artists who are making little masterpieces from what others throw out.

  • Dispatch #1: Margaret Giancola's rugs from plastic bags
  • Dispatch #2: Dumpster Divers in City Hall (Art in City Hall series)
  • Dispatch #3: Wild wood, New Jersey
  • Dispatch #4: Dumpster Divers award winners announced
  • Dispatch #5: From sweaters to colorful cuddling
  • Dispatch #6: Green artists retake South Street Sunday
  • Dispatch #7: Isaiah Zagar: He's a Magic (Gardens) Man





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