The Cleveland Indians organization continues to be among the industry leaders in taking a proactive approach to supporting various environmental initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint at Progressive Field.
In June 2007 the Indians became the first American League team to "Go Solar" by installing 42 GE solar panels in the upper deck of Progressive Field. The solar installation has provided 8.4 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity to power more than 400 TVs in the ballpark and also introduce solar energy concepts to millions in Northeast Ohio.
The Indians are poised to continue supporting the environment during the 2008 season by launching the campaign "Our Tribe is Green...Are you in the Tribe?" This campaign will involve utilizing recyclable paper, vending corn starch cups for the first time in the concession stands that decompose in a landfill in only 30 days, introduce a fan services team called "The Indians Green Team" to focus on recycling during all gamedays, install special "Pepsi" recyclable containers for plastic and aluminum cans throughout Progressive Field and continue to recycle all paper and cardboard products. This program began implementation in the home and visiting clubhouses during this offseason for the Tribe's annual Winter Development program and will continue throughout the season as well.