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Go Green: Arizona Diamondbacks to celebrate Earth Day with special activities

Apr 21, 2017, 7:58 PM | Updated: 7:58 pm
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks will don their Sedona red this weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the team will encourage everyone to go green.

Throughout its Saturday match-up, the team will display messages about being environmentally-friendly both at home and in the ballpark in honor of Earth Day.

The team’s in-game activities will be centered around the day.

The D-back Match game will feature cards on how to be environmentally responsible, the Inning of Winning will include a fan trying to recycle as many plastic bottles as possible and the D-backs Legends Race will see legends picking up recyclables as they run.

The team is also planning on giving away reusable water bottle on Sunday to the first 5,000 kids who attend to educate them about reducing waste.

The D-backs are practicing what they preach this season. The team has made several sustainable changes to Chase Field, such as replacing paper towel dispensers with new hand dryers, adding more recycling bins, toilets and urinals with low-flow flush valves and launching a compost program from ballpark kitchens.

The team also has installed a solar pavilion that provides shaded entrances and generates enough power to light 11 home games.

The team is a part of the Green Sports Alliance, which promotes green initiatives in sports.

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Go Green: Arizona Diamondbacks to celebrate Earth Day with special activities