New Britain, CT - In
a determined effort to make their entire
home venue as "green" as its lush diamond, the
New Britain Rock Cats are fielding a new
team - The Green Team - to promote
that will help make New Britain Stadium - and, by extension, central
- a cleaner, more sustainable region.
The Eastern League club, the oldest continuously
professional sports franchise in the Nutmeg State, has joined forces
important partners - Allwaste, Lantern Energy, Green Supply Company,
and Pepsi - to carry out this
Back "in the day", the keys to getting ahead in
school were attention
to the "3 Rs" - Reading, 'Riting,
and 'Rithmatic. The Rock Cats and their new Green teammates are now
their collective energies on an updated set of Three R's:
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. More
* Reducing: The New Britain Stadium concourse and front office areas have recently been retrofitted with High Efficiency Lighting and associated controls. The team has partnered with Lantern Energy and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, among others, to explore additional energy-saving strategies in the future.
* Reusing: Janitorial
used throughout the Stadium campus - garbage bags, paper towels, tissue
and other materials - will be made from partially recycled content. The
(CT) based Green Supply Company - a leader in supplying schools and
with eco-friendly paper goods and cleaning supplies - is making these
available to the Rock Cats.
* Recycling: The Rock Cats and their patrons will intensify recycling efforts in the Stadium for bottles and cans generated by attendees, as well as with paper, plastic, cardboard, and glass resulting from behind the scenes operations. Allwaste from Hartford (CT) is providing a "single source" recycling option for the Stadium. The Rock Cats official beverage partner - Pepsi - has also provided new recycling bins for use at games throughout the park.
--- THE 2010 SEASON IN NEW BRITAIN IS GOING GREEN! ---