Ducks to Host Green Night Wednesday at Honda Center

Ducks to Host Green Night Wednesday at Honda Center
April 7, 2023
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Shay Strawser

The Ducks will celebrate Green Night presented by Arrowhead Water this Wednesday, April 5 when the Ducks host the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT) to highlight community and organizational efforts to promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices. The Ducks' Green Night is also part of NHL Green, launched in 2010 as a leaguewide initiative committed to protecting the places we play hockey for future generations, while using innovative technologies to transform the business, and inspiring league communities and partners to lower emissions, conserve water, reduce waste and more.

In celebration of Green Night, the Ducks will recognize nonprofit organization Walking Softer during the pre-game Community Spotlight and honor founders Vinny and Victoria Smith for their impact in serving the environmental and sustainability needs in our community. The Walking Softer mission is to inform, inspire, and support change-makers to take bold and take immediate action in the conservation and regeneration of our planet.The Anaheim Ducks will also highlight their recent E-Waste (electronic waste) Recycling event, presented by Pacific Premier Bank, that took place last Sunday, April 2 at Honda Center. Ducks employees contributed to help collect nearly 2,600 pounds of e-waste.Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring one aluminum can or plastic bottle to the game to donate to benefit Ryan's Recycling and Project3R's recycling efforts. Fans who donate one aluminum can or plastic bottle will be entered into a raffle for a Ducks autographed item. Donations will be collected at the Northeast and Southwest entrances at Honda Center.Ducks players will be wearing special, Green-themed Adidas "ADIZERO" Primegreen warm-up jerseys made with up to 50% recycled materials during pre-game warm-ups. The Ducks NHL Green jerseys will be available to bid on starting Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. PT through Thursday, April 6 at noon. Fans can bid on the auction by texting DUCKS to 76278 or visit AnaheimDucks.com/InGameAuctions. Auction proceeds will benefit Project3R.In conjunction with Anaheim Public Utilities, the City of Anaheim will be hosting the student winners of the 32nd Annual Water Conservation Student Poster Contest at the Ducks Green Night. This year's contest, themed "Water is Life," aims to help raise water awareness in our daily lives. The winners will enjoy a pre-game reception with Anaheim City officials as well as complimentary tickets to watch the game.In addition to Green Night, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings staff members will team up with 13-year-old environmentalist and San Juan Capistrano, Calif. native Ryan Hickman, along with his organization Ryan's Recycling, for the Freeway Faceoff Beach Clean-Up Thursday, April 6 in Long Beach, Calif. The two Southern California teams face off during the final game of the NHL regular season Thursday, April 13 at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).About Ryan's RecyclingIn 2012 at the age of three, Ryan went along with his dad to the local recycling center and cashed in a few small bags of cans and bottles and decided that recycling was in his future. The day after going to the recycling center, Ryan notified his mom and dad that he wanted to give empty plastic bags to all the neighbors and maybe they would save their recyclables for him. Today, Ryan has customers all over Orange County, CA and has recycled over a million cans and bottles. His goal is to recycle in order to keep cans and bottles from reaching the ocean where it's harmful to the environment. Along with being a finalist for TIME Magazine's KID OF THE YEAR award in 2020, Ryan has been honored by numerous media outlets for his efforts including the Ellen DeGeneres show, Good Morning America and the TODAY SHOW.About Project3REstablished in 2020, Project3R™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to recycling and environmental awareness/education around the world. Project3R's goals are to educate and emphasize the importance of recycling to kids and adults worldwide as well as organizing and managing community clean-up efforts.View the original article here.