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MLB participates in Sports and Sustainability forum

July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB) participated in a "Sports and Sustainability" discussion held by the White House, according to a press release.

Major League Baseball was represented at the event by Bob Nutting, owner and chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe Abernathy, vice president of stadium operations for the St. Louis Cardinals and Scott Jenkins, vice president of ballpark operations for the Seattle Mariners, the release stated.

According to the release, the event focused on the economic and environmental benefits of greening the sports industry, featuring senior administration officials and three discussion panels, from league, team and supply chain perspectives.

Major League Baseball began an alliance with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in 2006 to identify and promote better environmental practices, the release noted.

In 2010, a greening committee, comprised of senior ballpark operations and members of the NRDC and MLB central office staff executives, launched a software system that collects and analyzes stadium operations data to develop and distribute best practice information across the 30 clubs, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.