Baseball Goes Green

Baseball's going green, and we're not talking about the grass. In San Francisco, the Giants installed 590 solar panels on the outside of their stadium to power a new scoreboard, among other things. At the new Washington Nationals park, improvements include drought-resistant landscaping, low-VOC paints, and a water filtration system to minimize pollution into the nearby Anacostia River. The stadium will be the first to reach LEED (green building) certification. Not to be left out, the Boston Red Sox have teamed up with the Natural Resources Defense Council to make Fenway Park more eco-conscious. The team's five-year plan includes an improved recycling program, locally grown organic produce at concession stands, and solar panel installation to help heat parts of the park for those chilly postseason games.

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