Archive for May, 2011

Atlanta Braves, Coca-Cola Recycling and Waste Management Host

May 10, 2011

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Field of Green Night Tomorrow, May 11

The Atlanta Braves are partnering with Coca-Cola Recycling and Waste Management to bring the third annual Field of Green Night to Turner Field tomorrow, May 11. A pre-game expo will take place in Monument Grove featuring “Green Initiatives” that the Braves and our partners practice every day.

The Braves have made a significant effort to “Go Green” for several years. Recycling barrels are located all around Turner Field, and this year alone, 50 new Coca-Cola recycling barrels were placed in parking lots and tailgating zones to encourage more recycling efforts. All game day employees wear shirts made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and the new chairs in the Bullpens are known as Coca-Cola’s “111” chairs because they were each made from 111 plastic Coke bottles.

The Atlanta Braves have also teamed up with ECOVIE Rainwater Collection Systems, the Atlanta-based rainwater management company to capture, use and manage water for the 2011 baseball season.  The 1,500 gallon, co-branded tank will capture rainwater, and the water will be used for watering plants and landscaping, as well as for cleaning the outfield plaza at Turner Field.  The amount of captured water at Turner Field is expected to exceed 10,000 gallons for the remainder of the 2011 season, and could capture more than 20,000 gallons over a full season.

Braves “Green Initiatives” also include:

  • Recycle Collections

–        Paper (white paper, colored paper, newspaper, cardboard, magazines, magazines, brochures, flyers, GameDay bills, expired ticket stock, etc.)

–        Plastic bottles

–        Glass

–        Aluminum

–        Cooking Oil (which is converted into biodiesel fuel)

–        Metal

–        Wood pallets

–        Fluorescent light bulbs

–        Carpet

–        Electronics

–        Motor batteries

–        Domestic batteries

–        Food

–        Baseball equipment

  • Green Programs

–        Biodegradable trash can liners

–        Recycled content toilet tissue & hand towels via Georgia Pacific

–        Domestically produced products such as furniture, textiles and fixtures

–        Low flow water use fixtures

–        New TOTO Family Restroom open on Field & Terrace Level (All TOTO products are green certified and produced locally in Morrow, GA)

–        Ionized water treatment cleaning systems vs. chemical based cleaners

  • New Programs in Development

–        Ecovie Rainwater Collection Systems

–        Horticulture (grass and plant clippings)

–        Fans’ paper materials (newspapers, tickets, GameDay playbills)

–        Food service materials (containers, cups, utensils)

–        Plastic shopping bags

The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball’s winningest franchise since 1991.  During that time, Braves teams have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants, a World Series title and most recently were the 2010 National League Wild Card Champions.  Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South, SportSouth, and Peachtree TV.  Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100 FM, 93.7 FM and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.  Follow the Braves at braves.com,facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

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Contact:  Meera Venkatraman, Atlanta Braves, 404-614-1309 or meera.venkatraman@braves.com

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ECOVIE Rainwater Collection Systems and Atlanta Braves partner on rainwater collection system

May 8, 2011

We began installation of the system on 6 May and will have it up and running for the May 11 Braves Green Night.  This project represents a big step forward for ECOVIE in terms of exposure to the public and will help create wider awareness of the benefits of rainwater collection.  see press release below

05/06/2011 11:16 AM ET


ECOVIE (pronounced ‘eco-vee’) Rainwater Collection Systems (www.ecovieenvironmental.com), the Atlanta-based rainwater management company, is teaming up with the Atlanta Braves and Turner Field to capture, use and manage water for the 2011 baseball season. The 1,500 gallon, co-branded tank is being installed in Monument Grove at Turner Field during the Braves’ upcoming road trip. The announcement was made today by Atlanta Braves EVP of Operations Mike Plant and ECOVIE President Bob Drew.

“We’re taking several steps to make Turner Field, and everything that we do on behalf of our franchise, as environmentally friendly as possible,” says Plant. “Working with ECOVIE on this project could have a long-term positive impact on our water use, and it keeps the Braves and Turner Field at the forefront of green technology.”

“The Braves and Turner Field are leaders in the sports world in many areas, so partnering with them, in our hometown, was a very natural combination,” says Drew. “We look forward to working with the Braves to show other major businesses and organizations how to stay on the cutting edge of green innovation, and to expanding the partnership with the Braves down the road.”

The ECOVIE system at Turner Field will capture rainwater, and the water will be used for watering plants and landscaping, as well as for cleaning the outfield plaza at Turner Field. The amount of captured water at Turner Field is expected to exceed 10,000 gallons for the remainder of the 2011 season, and could capture more than 20,000 gallons over a full season.

ECOVIE is an Atlanta base rainwater collection firm specializing in engineering design and project management. The mission of ECOVIE is to help residential homes and commercial businesses collect and use rainwater in order to sustain and enhance the environment. The company specializes in custom design and installation of rainwater collection systems for outdoor and indoor use. This includes comprehensive water management with high-efficiency irrigation, low impact landscaping, and storm water management.