Cincinnati Reds Host Carbon Neutral Baseball Opener

The first professional baseball team in the US has taken the initial steps toward making America's pastime carbon neutral. For Monday's Cincinnati Reds game against the Chicago Cubs, the season opener for both teams, the team purchased carbon credits for the 96 tons of carbon emissions estimated to have been created by the stadium's electricity and natural gas usage (however nothing is mentioned about carbon produced by travel). According to Carbon Solutions Group, the firm handling the team's offsets, the credits will help fund wind and solar power including the financing of an 11 MW wind farm in India. In addition, the team plans to partner with Duke Energy, the local utility company, to provide several "green days" through out the season including an Earth Day meeting with the Philadelphia Phillies on April 22. ::Cincinnati Enquirer

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