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Seattle Mariners Receive 'Green Glove' Baseball Award For Sustainability

By Brian Spaen

Seattle has been one of the more proactive cities about eliminating waste and ratcheting up its recycling program—especially in the sports industry. CenturyLink Field (home of the Seahawks) along with SafeCo Field (home of the Mariners and Major League Baseball) joined leading business and cultural icons throughout the city in a "Strawless in Seattle" campaign last September. Now, the Mariners have been awarded Major League Baseball’s Green Glove award for 2017.

Safeco Field has the distinction of being the most sustainable ballpark in baseball today. Ninety-six percent of all waste generated last season was recycled—up a whopping 90 percent from just a season ago. The only other winner since the award’s inception 10 years ago has been the San Francisco Giants, whose home field is AT&T Park.