Twins announce results of green efforts at Target Field

Twins continue to make green improvements to the 'Greenest Ballpark in America'

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins today announced results of their ongoing green efforts as they continue to seek ways to improve the sustainability of Target Field.

"The Minnesota Twins organization believes our future success - both on and off the field - is built on a business model that embraces operational efficiency, environmental stewardship and social responsibility," said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. "Through the following efforts, we have reduced our overall impact on the environment while we continue to seek ways to improve the sustainability of Target Field."

Capturing and Reusing Rainwater
Through a custom-designed Rain Water Recycle System provided by Minneapolis-based Pentair, the Minnesota Twins have captured, purified and reused more than 4,301,748 total gallons of rainwater, drastically reducing the use of municipal water at Target Field. The majority of the recycled rainwater was used to wash down the seating bowl attached to the main concourse.

Recycling and Converting Waste to Energy
Through aggressive recycling and waste-to-energy programs, the Twins have kept more than 5,419 tons of waste out of local landfills since 2011.
• 2,314 tons of waste have been recycled from Target Field
• 2,092 tons of trash have been sent to the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center
• 1,013 tons of organic materials have been composted and diverted from landfills

In 2015, the Twins will seek help from fans in increasing the amount of recycled organic materials, further reducing the amount of waste produced at Target Field.

Donating Unused Food to Local Charities
The Minnesota Twins and concession partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice donated more than ten tons of food to local charities last season. Through a partnership with Rock and Wrap It Up! Inc., representatives from Joseph's Storehouse in Brooklyn Park boxed up all prepared but untouched meals at Target Field, donating the unused food from Target Field to local charities. Throughout the 3-year partnership, the Twins have donated:
• 142,836 cased meats (hot dogs, brats, etc.)
• 21,186 hamburgers
• 9,867 chicken breasts

New Partnership With Eco-Products
Through a new partnership with Eco-Products, the vast majority of concessions packaging at Target Field is now compostable. While plastic bottles and aluminum cans can still be recycled, all other concessions-related products can be composted. Fans are encouraged to use the compostable organics disposal bins located throughout Target Field to help reduce the impact on the environment.

Target Field partners with Green Works Cleaners
Green Works is helping one of America's most environmentally friendly ballparks, Target Field, to further its green mission as an official cleaner of the venue. Green Works provides naturally-derived yet shockingly powerful cleaners that are affordably priced. Green Works knows you don't have to compromise on clean to be green. That's why they created a line of products that clean powerfully without harsh chemical fumes or residue. From Target Field to your local Target store, you can find the largest selection of Green Works in the natural cleaning aisle at Target stores everywhere. Visit GreenWorksCleaners.com for more or find Green Works on social: Twitter @GreenWorks; Instagram @GreenWorksClean; Facebook.com/GreenWorks; Pinterest.com/GreenWorksClean.

Target Field - The First Professional Sports Facility to Receive LEED Silver Certification for Both Construction and Operations
Less than 2 years after being named the Greenest Ballpark in America and earning LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification for New Construction, the Minnesota Twins were the first professional sports franchise to also attain LEED Silver Certification for the operation and maintenance of their facility.

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