Yankees Partner with Keep America Beautiful
The New York Yankees partnered with Keep America Beautiful to help celebrate Earth Day at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, April 18. Prior to the Yankees’ 6-2 extra innings loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the first 18,000 guests in attendance received a package of flower seeds aimed at encouraging individuals to engage in the environmental betterment of their community.
The partnership continues the Yankees’ ongoing effort to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives in and around Yankee Stadium. Since its opening in 2009, the Yankees’ organization has made a strong commitment to efforts to help sustain the environment at the stadium.
Various waste-reducing activities, including the establishment of the Yankees Sustainability Facility Program, have helped promote responsible energy consumption and community improvement. The program ensures the efficiency of all equipment while focusing on energy reduction.
Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, the day of recognition is celebrated in more than 180 countries on a yearly basis.
“Keep America Beautiful applauds the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball for the implementation of comprehensive sustainability programs throughout the league,” said Matt McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful.