Didn't see this anywhere here, for those interested. I found it odd that, of all the places in the US to be first to contribute to an environmental cause in this way, that it would be here in Cincinnati. Marge is rolling over in her grave.
AC: Baseball Goes Green
"It's not whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game."
Well, Major League Baseball is playing the game in a greener, more socially responsible way this year, and that makes them all winners in my book.
It all started with the Cincinnati Reds. On opening day back in April of this year, the Reds took a dramatic stand for the good of the earth and bought carbon offset credits from Carbon Solutions to offset the approximately 96 tons of emissions caused by the electricity and natural gas usage in the stadium during the game. The credits are to be used to fund a wind power farm in India and other solar-and-wind-power projects. Carbon offsets are a new and promising trend in trying to achieve an ecological balance in the world. The Reds won their opening game, but even if they hadn't, they would still have been heroes for inspiring their legions of fans through this example.