YANKEE STADIUM SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES TO BE HIGHLIGHTED AND ON DISPLAY
ON SUNDAY AT NOON IN RECOGNITION OF EARTH DAY
The New York Yankees today announced that they will highlight their current sustainability initiatives to media on Sunday, April 21, at noon in the Yankee Stadium Press Conference Room, prior to the team’s 1:05 p.m. game vs. Kansas City.
Yankees Environmental Science Advisor Dr. Allen Hershkowitz will be made available to media for the first time since his appointment this January. He will be joined by Yankees Senior Vice President of Stadium Operations Doug Behar and special guest Satya S. Tripathi, the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment.
Mr. Tripathi is a development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience. He has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.
Additionally, the Yankees will have ecologically intelligent aspects of the Stadium on display for photography and videography. Items on display will include various examples of the different high-efficiency LED lights used around the Stadium, a cook stove similar to one of the thousands that have been provided to communities in need in Africa as part of greenhouse gas offsetting, reusable tote bags that will be made available in Stadium gift shops in the coming months in advance of New York’s upcoming ban on single-use plastic bags, and items related to the Yankees’ extensive recycling and composting programs.
Earlier this month on April 3, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced that the New York Yankees had become the first major North American sports team to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. For more information, visit: https://unfccc.int/news/new-york-yankees-first-major-north-american-team-to-join-un-sports-for-climate-action.