Is America's National Pastime Also Its Greenest?


First, it was San Francisco setting up a 590 panel solar array at their major league baseball field. Then the Rockies out of Denver, Colorado followed in the act setting up a small solar system to help with their energy consumption. The Cincinnati Reds teamed up with a local utility company to make their opening day celebration carbon neutral. Now, baseball's all-star game is getting hip to the green by giving away a hybrid instead of the usual fuel-gage emptying vehicle. As Sarah over at Grist points out (after thoroughly belittling my beloved National League), All-Star MVP Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners drove off in a 2008 hybrid Chevy Tahoe for his performance, rather than the appropriately huge sounding Chevy Avalanche given to last year's MVP. Now, it is certainly no Tesla or even Chevrolet's own Volt, however the small, but meaningful, steps Major League Baseball is taking to become a bit less wasteful is certainly appreciated around here. After all, TreeHuggerness should be as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie...and yes, Chevrolet. ::Via Grist

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