Phillies, Citizens Bank to Host Earth Day Event Today

Industry "green" experts on site for "Citizens Bank Red Goes Green Day" featuring green vendors & activities for fans; 7-foot floral Phanatic on display at Citizens Bank Park for one-day only!

WHAT:          The Phillies are honoring Earth Day with a "Citizens Bank Red Goes Green Day" on Wednesday, April 22, at Citizens Bank Park before and during that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins. The event is being held to celebrate sustainability and bring fan awareness to the many opportunities available to help foster a cleaner, healthier environment. Highlights include:

OFF THE FIELD:

  • All fans will receive an MLB Network and Citizens Bank Reusable Tote.
  • Local "green" vendors and activities will be held at the First Base Plaza. Highlights:
    • Selfies with a 7 ft. Phanatic made of moss and flowers, designed and created by the Phillies' landscaping crew for the 2015 PHS Flower Show held in March. Phil the Can, the Phillies' recyclable fan will also be on-site.
    • Sightings of one-winged Jackson the Owl, who was rehabbed and is cared for at The Schuylkill Center.
    • Tips on how to be more sustainable, thanks to the EPA's exhibit table.
    • Information on how to grow food locally, courtesy of the Food Policy Advisory Council from the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
    • Learn how to reuse building materials at a "Build a Sustainable PA" display, provided by the PA Department of Environmental Protections. 
    • Register for free trees, thanks to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Phillies' partner for their Home Run for Trees initiative.
    • A showcase of recycled materials, provided by Revolution Recovery.
    • Recyclebank informs how residents can be rewarded points for at-home recycling, which can be redeemed for items and discounts through recyclebank.com. 
    • Get free common milkweed seeds, thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and representatives from the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Learn recycling tips, courtesy of Waste Management, the Phillies' hauler and sponsor of the Red Goes Green Team.

ON THE FIELD:

  • Bases will be lined with Phillies Red Goes Green jewels and fans will be treated to Red Goes Green tips on PhanaVision before and during the game.
  • Recognition Elliott Karetny from Timber Creek Regional High School as the winning teacher of the 2015 Citizens Bank Phillies Red Goes Green Sustainability Initiative Contest. Karetny leads his students in many projects, including performing energy audits in their classrooms, composting and maintaining a 1,000 square foot rain garden that serves as an outdoor classroom.
  • Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator for the U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

 

WHO:               Mary Ann Moyer, Director, Phillies' Red Goes Green Program, will be available for interviews, as well as vendor representatives showcasing green demonstrations.

WHERE:           Field & First Base Plaza, Citizens Bank Park

WHEN:             Wednesday, April 22, 2015

                        5:35 p.m. - Gates open with green vendors

                        6:50 p.m. - On-field recognition

MEDIA:            Phillies credentials are needed to access the ballpark. Please request through Kenny Ayres at kayres@phillies.com

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Contact: Deb Rinaldi, 267-408-9545, drinaldi@phillies.com