April 18, 2013


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (April 18, 2013) – In celebration of the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, the St. Louis Cardinals will host their 4th annual Green Week (#4aGreenerGame), April 22 through April 29, with activities designed to promote recycling, both inside and outside of Busch Stadium. Following is a listing of the week’s events:

MERS/Goodwill E-Cycling Drive on Monday, April 22, 2013

The Cardinals will host an electronics recycling and general donations drive in collaboration with MERS/Goodwill. Fans may drop off unused or unwanted electronic equipment at trailers in Lot C Parking Lot, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40. All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, AV equipment including cable and satellite boxes, and any other electronic devices and general donations will be accepted in any condition. Goodwill will also accept any of your clothing, furniture, home d├ęcor, and housewares. All donations are tax deductible, and Goodwill will provide receipts for items donated. In return, fans donating will receive a voucher good for half off Cardinals tickets. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit cardinals.com/greenweek or mersgoodwill.org. The revenue generated from the sale of your donations is used to further MERS/Goodwill’s mission of providing opportunities for persons with barriers to employment to work and live more independently in the community. The primary focus and success of MERS/Goodwill’s employment and rehabilitation programs is in their ability to prepare people for the world of work. Recycling partner, e-Cycle, will also be on hand to collect used cell phones. All proceeds from those donations will go to Goodwill.
Since the launch of 4 A Greener Game (#4aGreenerGame) in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 2,000 tons of solid waste from local landfills, and Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

o The team has reduced its energy use by 20% and its water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.

o 33% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2012.

o On average, four tons of trash are recycled at Busch Stadium each game.

o 550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.

For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek or for more information about the 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green. Join the conversation with #4aGreenerGame.