Green Sports Day: Delaware North

Green Sports Day: Delaware North
August 4, 2018
Posted by:
Kelley Martin

Delaware NorthProgressive Field - Grind2Energy – Cleveland, OHDelaware North ‘feeds’ Progressive Field’s Grind2Energy system to convert 80% to 90% of our food waste from all areas in the ballpark into energy. That is enough to power about 350 homes a month or 26 homes a year. Link here to learn more about a featured story by Fox 8 News.


Nationwide Arena – Palm Leaf Plates Reduce Plastic Waste – Columbus, OHTo reduce plastic waste from our suites, Delaware North converted to Verterra Palm Leaf plates, which are certified compostable, return to the earth in 2 months, 100% renewable, and use 90% less energy than recycling. Fallen leaves are harvested rather than cutting down any trees. Compared to last year’s usage, we will keep 25,000 pounds of plastic out of the landfill this season!


Target Field Landfill Diversion (Recycling and Organic Waste) – Minneapolis, MNTo increase landfill diversion at Target Field for the 2018 season, Delaware North placed a total of 101 new blue recycling bins and green compost bins to make recycling easy at every concession stand.


Little Caesars Arena The Last Straw – Detroit, MIDelaware North at Little Caesars Arena implemented The Last Straw campaign to reduce plastic waste by offering single-use plastic straws on a request-only basis.


TD Garden LED Lighting – Boston, MAIn 2018, Delaware North at TD Garden Arena converted metal halide sports lights to LEDs, which consume 50% less energy. This is significant as the lights are in use for approximately 3,200 hours per year!


Busch Stadium Food Donations – St. Louis, MODelaware North is proud to have a great partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, Operation Food Search and The Salvation Army – Temple Corps. In eight years, over 90,000 pounds of surplus food from the ballpark serves to better our community.Miller Park’s Digester – Miller Park, Milwaukee, WIIn partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers, Delaware North installed Bio-HiTech’s digester in April and converted more than 13 tons of organic/food waste to graywater. Link here to learn more from Chef Seth.Guaranteed Rate Field “Shedds the Straw” – Chicago, ILTo honor Earth Day (April 22), the White Sox teamed up with Delaware North Sportservice, Levy and Gibson’s ChiSox Bar & Grill to go straw-free for the 2018 season. The group joined Shedd Aquarium’s “Shedd the Straw” initiative to increase public awareness about plastic pollution, protect aquatic ecosystems and aquatic life. This partnership resulted in diverting 147,000 straws from these Sportservice operated locations.


Amalie Arena Hydroponic Garden – Tampa, FloridaDelaware North Horticulturist Natalie Pearen harvests zinnias from our hydroponic garden at Amalie Arena. The zinnias are a sustainable “Farm to Fork” garnish for our Sushi and Cheese displays, we are celebrating the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2018 Home Opener on October 6th.


SunTrust Park ‘Trash Tawkers” Promote Recycling – Atlanta, GA Delaware North’s GreenPath Committee of Atlanta Sportservice at SunTrust Park and Cobb County Sportservice at the Coca Cola Roxy joined our client, LiveNation, to launch TrashTawkers at the All Time Low concert on Saturday, September 29th. TrashTawkrs directly engaged guests attending the concert to highlight some of the benefits of recycling and encourage participation in the community. LiveNation rewarded volunteers with tickets to the show and provided receptacles and logistics for the effort.