Ecolab is an official sponsor of the “Greenest Ballpark in America”
ST. PAUL, Minn. – May 7, 2015 – CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints, was designed to be the “Greenest Ballpark in America,” with sustainability a key focus throughout construction. Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, signed on today as the founding partner of the ballpark’s environmentally responsible initiatives.
Sustainability efforts at CHS field include recycling, solar power and water conservation and re-use. CHS Field will utilize recycling and composting to ensure a zero waste facility, solar panels to assist in the generation of electricity for the ballpark, and rain water harvesting for field irrigation and for other uses in the venue. On opening day, fans can learn more about the “Greenest Ballpark in America” at Ecolab kiosks.
Ecolab’s cleaning solutions will also help CHS Field minimize environmental impact, tapping into specialized formulas that will help maintain a clean ballpark while reducing water and energy use.
“We made a commitment from day one that CHS Field would be the ‘Greenest Ballpark in America,’” said Derek Sharrer, Saints executive vice president and general manager. “Our friends at Ecolab understand the importance of this effort and wanted to be a part of it. We look forward to partnering with this great Saint Paul corporation to turn our vision into a reality. With the help of our fans, we expect to achieve all of our sustainability goals.”
“Sponsoring the green efforts at CHS Field is a natural fit with Ecolab’s commitment to sustainability and to the communities in which we operate. Sustainability is core to our purpose, from customer solutions to our own operations, and we are thrilled to help the Saints lead the way in environmental stewardship,” said Kris Taylor, vice president of Community Relations, Ecolab.
The Saints will open CHS Field on Thursday evening, May 21, at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: saintsbaseball.com.
About the CHS Field
The CHS Field will be home to the Saint Paul Saints and amateur baseball teams from across the region. It is expected to bring 400,000 people per year to downtown Saint Paul and will have a yearly economic impact in the millions of dollars. The project is expected to create 500 full- and part-time jobs and will become a center for statewide youth and amateur sporting events. To learn more, please visit www.chs-field.com.
About the St. Paul Saints
The St. Paul Saints are one of the leading professional minor-league teams in the country, and nationally known for forward thinking, creative promotions and charitable giving. They have been featured on ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, The Today Show, radio stations across the nation, and in major newspapers and magazines. Major League teams have purchased the contracts of 110 Saints players, including three currently pitching in Major League Baseball: Caleb Thielbar (Minnesota Twins), Tanner Scheppers (Texas Rangers) and Brandon Kintzler (Milwaukee Brewers). Visit www.saintsbaseball.com.
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