MLB and Arizona State University launch sustainability partnership


Major League Baseball will be teaming up with Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Sustainability to implement a ‘Recycle Rally’ initiative at its spring training home at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

The sustainability partnership will focus on zero waste strategies with the overarching goals of reducing landfill impact, increasing operational efficiencies and improving the fan experience across all Cactus League ballparks.

The environmental drive will see 11 ASU students analyze waste and operations at Salt River Fields, which is a LEED Gold Certified venue, and look to suggest ways the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies can become more environmentally friendly through recycling, waste diversion, composting and educating fans.

“The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to call Salt River Fields home and are excited to partner with Arizona State University and Major League Baseball on this initiative,” said Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall.

“We want do our part to ensure that future generations of D-backs fans can appreciate the beautiful Arizona landscape and will continue to focus on improving sustainability efforts throughout Spring Training and all season long at Chase Field.”

February 23, 2018

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