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Red Goes Green
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GO GREEN WITH THE PHILLIES TODAY!
Environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. Read below to find some easy tips on how you can save energy, use water efficiently, reduce, reuse, recycle, and make environmentally protective choices. For more info, go to http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips-saveenergy.htm.
Click on a topic below to get some easy tips on going green:
Click on a topic below to get some easy tips on going green:

SAVE ENERGY
Reduce your carbon footprint
Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions over 1,500 pounds per year.

Don't idle
Remind your school system to turn off bus engines when buses are parked to eliminate harmful exhaust pollution.

It's electric
Check how much of your electricity comes from renewable sources, like wind, solar. Then find green power options available to you by using the green power locater at
http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips-saveenergy.htm.

Tread lightly
Commuting without polluting! Use public transportation, carpool, walk, or bike whenever possible to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs.

Make the switch
Buy or switch to energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Look for the EnergyStar label to help save you money on energy bills and pollute less.

eCycle it
eCycle - take your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics to a recycling center. This helps keep hazardous substances out of the landfill.

Everyone can make a difference
High school students can study links between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change.

Make your home an Energy Star!
As you start your spring cleaning, do a home energy audit and switch to EnergyStar products.

USE WATER EFFICIENTLY
Replace a leaky washer
It saves money and thousands of gallons of water each year.

Make it a full load
Run your dishwasher only when it's full; use the rinse-and-hold dishwasher feature until you're ready to run a full load.

Buy water-efficient fixtures and products
Be sensible. The WaterSense label helps shoppers identify water efficient products and programs.

Shower power
A full bath tub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons.

Don't be a drip - fix that leak!
Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water each year, like money down the drain. Repair or replace old or damaged fixtures.

Fill 'er up and make it a full load!
The average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load. Buy a high-efficiency washer or save up for full loads.

REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE
Compost it
Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn, instead of bagging them. The cut grass will decompose and return to the soil naturally.

Proper maintenance reduces waste
Maintain and repair products. Keep appliances in good working order. Follow manufacturers' suggestions for proper operation and maintenance. More ways you can reduce waste »

Don't trash it - reuse it!
Be creative about reducing waste. Give pet hamsters or gerbils cardboard tubes to play with. Use an egg carton to plant seedlings.

Just bag it
Take reusable bags on shopping trips. Keep them in your car or near your door to remember. You can also reuse paper or plastic shopping bags. Get more tips for shopping »

Wait for the storm to pass
Don't fertilize before a rain storm. Your fertilizer - along with your money - washes down storm drains and can pollute rivers and bays.

Compost it
When properly composted, kitchen wastes can become natural soil additives for lawns, gardens, and even house plants.

Travel green
When you travel, stay at hotels that use less water or energy. Before you go, unplug your VCR or other electronics that use electricity even when "off."

MAKE ENVIRONMENTALLY PROTECTIVE CHOICES
Be the first to know
Protect yourself! In summer, always apply sun block SPF 15 or more to protect your skin from solar UV radiation.

Check before you go
Find out the quality of beach water before you go. Check with your state office to be sure you will enjoy your visit to the beach.

Environmental hazards and the elderly
Be extra aware of conditions where older people live. As we age, our bodies become more sensitive to chemicals and environmental conditions.

Read the label
Use pesticides safely, whether at home or in the field. Always follow the instructions on the can or container label - it's the law.

Don't top off!
During hot weather, don't top off your gas tank. Even a small gas spill adds to air pollution and wastes fuel.

Don't let waste run off!
You can reduce polluted storm water runoff -- simply pick up your pet's waste; don't leave it to wash away after a rain.

Use clean diesel
Encourage your hometown/state to spend road construction money on the cleanest equipment for air quality.

Compliance made easy
Farmers, mechanics, and other businesses can help protect the environment by better understanding environmental requirements.

Celebrate Earth Day!
Exercising outdoors? Use your local air quality forecast to help plan the best time for a workout or run.

Preserve the Ozone Layer. Make the Switch.
Switch your old CFC-based albuterol inhaler, which releases propellants that deplete the ozone layer, to a newer, environmentally friendly HFA-based albuterol inhaler. People using CFC versions are required to switch to HFA albuterol inhalers by December 31, 2008.

Breathe easy
On unhealthy air pollution "action alert" days, wait to mow your lawn until it's cooler in the evening or early the next morning.

Play it safe
Protect children from poisoning by household chemicals such as bug spray. Lock pesticides and chemicals safely away from children.

Join the Phillies Red Goes Green Team!
Help to make a difference!
The Phillies are looking for friendly volunteers from local colleges and community organizations to join the Phillies Ballgirls and help collect recyclable materials from fans in the seating bowl throughout each game at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Groups interested in volunteering must have a minimum of 30 volunteers and maximum of 100 volunteers.
  • All volunteers must be over the age of 8.
  • Any groups with volunteers between the ages of 8 and 16 must have 1 adult volunteer for every 3 children to chaperone.
  • For information or to volunteer with your group, please email redgoesgreen@phillies.com.

Baseball Goes Green
In March, Major League Baseball and the Natural Resources Defense Council announced the creation of the Team Greening Program which has been developing for two years. This program supports and coordinates the many environmentally-sensitive practices now pursued by virtually every Major League Baseball Club.
Learn More »

News & Announcements
Green Power Awards 2008
The Phillies were honored by Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) during its ninth annual Green Power Awards, held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at The Hilton Inn at Penn in Philadelphia.
 Press Release »

Red Goes Green official press release »

Major League Baseball goes green in collaboration with the National Resources Defense Council » Red Goes Green