The Phillies' efforts for a cleaner environment are in collaboration with Citizens Bank Park operators Global Spectrum, a Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary, and ARAMARK, the Phillies food and beverage provider.
To offset the carbon footprint created by the team's utility power usage at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have purchased more than 22 million kilowatt-hours of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), matching 100% of electricity usage with wind and solar generation. A significant portion of generation comes from local Pennsylvania-based sources.
Food and organics composting take place in all kitchen and employee dining areas at Citizens Bank Park.
T-shirts worn by the cleaning crew are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Tree pits at Citizens Bank Park are made from recycled tires.
Member of the Green Sports Alliance.
Electric vehicles are used by the grounds crew.
Red Goes Green tips are posted pre-game in-park.
Re-useable shopping bags are available to purchase.
Encourage fans to use public transportation. Visit www.septa.org to plan your trip to the game.
Phillies front office and Fairmount Park Earth Day cleanup at FDR Park.
Involvement in city-wide Philly Spring Cleanup.
Ticket stock (3 million pieces) printed on paper that is made from 10% post-consumer content.
Creative Services department works with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified printers who use soy-based ink.
The press box at Citizens Bank Park is almost exclusively paperless.
Use of organic fertilizers by grounds crew.
Landscaping crew plants native shrubs and trees. Where possible, they also plant drought tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.
Use of a computer-controlled irrigation system that allows for maximum efficiency of irrigation application.
35 oversized, 80-gallon recyclable containers placed throughout ballpark for fans to utilize and aid in recycling efforts.
Cardboard is compacted and recycled through Waste Management.
Recycle office printer cartridges.
LED bulbs installed in certain locations throughout Citizens Bank Park.
Refurbished Hall of Fame Club barstools using 100% recycled upholstery.
250 Green Seal certified foam hand soap dispensers installed in public restrooms.
Utilize a bio-enzyme to help eliminate grease build-up in drain lines which service ballpark kitchens.
With regards to ballpark cleaning, two sweeps occur following each home game. The first sweep focuses on bottles and cans with the second sweep consisting of remaining trash collection.
Technical Concepts foam soap dispensers installed in Suite restrooms. Highlights: box-less refills reduce packaging by 80%, Green Seal certified product, and controlled dispensing results in fewer chemicals in the waste stream.
The ballpark restroom cleaning is done in an environmentally responsible manner, using a primary cleaning chemical that is Green Seal certified. The cleaning system ensures accurate dilution and reduces chemical usage, all while protecting workers from unhealthy exposure to contaminated areas.
Environmentally-friendly urinal blocks in men's restrooms (non-para urinal block) which contain no ozone depleting ingredients.
Utilize Ready-To-Dispense (RTD) chemical dispensing system. The system allows for proper dilution control that makes cleaning safer, more cost effective and more sensitive to the environment.
The frying oil at Citizens Bank Park is recycled and used as biofuel.
All service ware available to fans are made from vegetable-based biodegradable products.
Offer carry-out trays that are made from 100% post-consumer fiber.
Reduce amount of condiment packaging waste by providing dispensers instead of individual packets.
Participant in Rock and Wrap It Up!, a program where unused cooked products are picked up and delivered to a local community center.