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Brewing a Greener Game

Miller Park Achieves LEED certification
Brewers Home Becomes First Retractable Roof Ballpark to Be Honored
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From the steel and the roof to the seats and the field, Miller Park is awash in green -- and the ballpark continues to get greener after having launched the Brewers "Brewing a Greener Game" sustainability initiative in 2011.

Since the beginning of the 2010 season, the Brewers -- in collaboration with Johnson Controls -- have enhanced their measures to green up their overall operations in all areas from increased recycling and energy efficiency to purchasing environmentally friendly products.

The Club continues to showcase many of those measures and emphasize the importance of environmental sustainability through green-themed promotions and community events.

Since embarking on a more comprehensive sustainability program, the Brewers have significantly decreased energy and water usage, increased its recycling, and diverted more than 50% of the team's waste from landfills. In recognition of the Brewers efforts and accomplishments, Miller Park received one of the most prestigious honors for facility sustainability and conservation efforts, having achieved LEED certification in the category of Existing Building Operations & Maintenance. Miller Park became the first stadium with a retractable roof -- and just the third Major League Baseball stadium overall -- to receive the designation.

Root, Root, Root for the Brewers Plant-A-Tree Program

In 2014, the Brewers will again team up with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to plant their commitment to the "Root, Root, Root For The Brewers Plant-A-Tree" program. Through the program, the Brewers will purchase one tree for every 20,000 tickets sold, offsetting the number of trees used to print the Club's 2014 regular season tickets. In 2013, after drawing 2,531,105 fans, the Brewers planted 127 trees along the Hank Aaron State Trail, in West Milwaukee on Miller Park Way and in three Milwaukee County Parks with baseball diamonds.

Why one tree for every 20,000 tickets?
500,000 tickets = 1 ton of paper
1 ton of paper = 24 trees
1 tree = (approximately) 20,000 tickets

So Far...
IN 2014

TICKETS SOLD:
1,864,543
TREES TO BE PLANTED:
93

Updated through July 27, 2014