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Red Goes Green

Our Mission

In April of 2008, the Phillies launched the "Red Goes Green" program in an effort to lead the way in clean energy movement at professional sports venues.

In launching the initiative, the Phillies became the first Major League Baseball team to join the EPA's Green Power Partnership (GPP) program, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use.

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Home Runs for Trees

The Phillies Home Run for Trees program was in motion, planting 50 trees at Cecelia Middle School in partnership with PHS and Aramark..
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Citizens Bank Red Goes Green Night
Wednesday, April 22 vs. Miami Marlins
Join the second annual Red Goes Green event. Highlights include information from local "green" vendors and a special giveaway.
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Phil the Can
Phil is an interactive robot who helps promote awareness of the Red Goes Green campaign.
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Phil in action »
Initiatives
The Phillies' efforts for a cleaner environment are in collaboration with Citizens Bank Park operators Global Spectrum and ARAMARK.
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Home Runs for Trees
The Phillies and ARAMARK are partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on its effort to Plant One Million. Details »
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.

Have it made in the shade

The shade from a well-placed tree can cut energy use and save you up to 58 percent on daytime air conditioning costs.

Don't be dull

Sharpening your lawnmower's blades saves gas and extends the life of your mower.

SAVE WATER
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.

Water early or late

American's use about 270 billion gallons of water a week on their lawns! Watering early or late in the day will ensure water soaks into the soil rather than evaporating in the hot sun.

Roll out the barrel

Save money and water by installing a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your home's gutters; the water can be used on your lawn and gardens.

Go native

Choosing native plants for your garden will save you time and money, and benefits the environment. Native plants have fewer pest and disease problems, and require less watering and fertilizing.

RECYCLE/REUSE
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.

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.

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 DVD player or other electronics that use electricity even when "off."

Shrink before you print

Get in the habit of reducing the font size of a document's text by one point before printing to reduce the amount of paper you use.

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Be skin savvy

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!

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.

Exercise smarter

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.

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.

GET OUTSIDE
Wide open spaces

There are fantastic opportunities get outside and enjoy the region's wide open spaces. Go to www.natlands.org/preserves or www.visitphilly.com/outdoor-activities to find out what's nearby.

Get out to get fit

Our region's parks, preserves, and other open spaces are great places to exercise. Philly area residents save $795 million every year on medical care just by exercising in nature.

Stop summer learning loss

Kids can lose up to two months worth of learning during summer vacation. Studies show spending time in nature can help prevent this loss, so get kids outside for hands-on adventures.

Hit the trails

There are hundreds of miles of hiking, jogging, and biking trails in the region. To find a trail near you, visit www.explorepatrails.com.

Man's best friend

Fido needs fresh air, sunshine, and the sights and sounds of nature too. Plus, when you exercise him, you exercise yourself!

Leave no trace

When you are out for a walk, take only memories and leave only footprints. That means picking up dog waste, placing trash and recycling in proper receptacles, and not taking any "souvenirs" from nature.

GREEN YOUR LAWN
Less lawn, less mowing

Emissions from gas-powered lawn mowers represent 5 percent of U.S. air pollution. Reduce the size of your lawn and add beauty by creating beds filled with shrubs and flowers.

Get to know your soil

Learn what your soil really needs before applying fertilizers and other chemicals to your lawn and gardens. For about $10 you can get a soil test kit from Penn State's Cooperative Extension Office.

Plant an investment

Trees increase home property values by between 6 and 20 percent, depending on the number, size, and species, so plant a tree and watch your investment grow.

Timing is everything

If you fertilize your lawn, do it between the last time you mow and Thanksgiving when the fertilizer will feed the grass's roots and not its leaves.

Skip the herbicides

Weeds like clover and dandelion in your lawn can attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and native bees.