Two-Time World Series Champion and 2020 Clemente Award Nominee (San Francisco Giants) Hunter Pence spends time speaking with Ocean Conservancy Chief Scientist, George Leonard and Joins Team Ocean. Always interested in science, Pence is raising awareness of the Climate Crisis, a healthy ocean and doing his part to #CleanOn for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup.More
Major League Clubs emphasize and practice sustainability through waste diversion, composting, sustainable purchase, water conservation and energy efficient practices throughout the year. Efforts include comprehensive on-site gardens, Green Teams to collect recyclables, LED field lighting and solar panel installations.
All of Major League Baseball is committed to practicing responsible and socially-conscious sustainability efforts. Key initiatives include Green Team activations, front office volunteer efforts, food donations to local charities and substantive programs operated by MLB Clubs. MLB is the first professional sports league to proudly confirm all of its Clubs as members of the Green Sports Alliance, which promotes healthy, sustainable communities in sports.
MLB and the Council for Responsible Sport have worked together over the past few years to certify events as socially and environmentally responsible. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game earned the Gold Certification from Council for Responsible Sport, achieving more than 75% of total best practices promoted in the standards for responsible sport. The Five Pillars of Responsible Events include Planning & Communication, Procurement, Resource Management, Access & Equity and Community Legacy.