The Little-Known Green Glove Award

CDPOs2dUEAA13jL

The San Francisco Giants receive the 2015 Green Glove Award Photo:http://bit.ly/1Qgqtj9

When talking about awards given in baseball, we often think of the Golden Glove, Silver Slugger, or Cy Young. A 2014 article from Artemia talks about not only the San Francisco Giants World Series win, but their less celebrated 2014 MLB Green Glove award. This little-known accolade is bestowed upon the team with the highest recycling rates and in 2013 the Giants kept 86% of waste generated by AT&T Park out of landfills. Under Commissioner Bud Selig, the Green Glove award was created in 2006 by MLB in concert with the National Resources Defense Council in order to promote sustainability.

The Green Glove award is hardly publicized. I’m not even sure it was given in 2015 as the Giants seem to have won it every year since its inception. Major League Baseball is missing out on a huge opportunity and could easily start events at all thirty ball parks that spotlight sustainability practices and encourage fans to recycle so their favorite team can win the Green Glove. Additionally, there is a great opportunity for NFL, NBA, and NHL teams to institute similar initiatives in order to not only encourage fans to recycle in stadiums, but also at home.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s