Comments on: The New Ball Game http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: david mcgiffin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6346 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:02:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6346 who cares

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By: john http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6345 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 14:51:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6345 Going to Wrigley field to watch a game is such a wonderful experience. I miss it as a kid.

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By: John Rote http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6344 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:02:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6344 I think we should talk about Green Procurement more as a combined unit or force. Kinda like the NRA and guns. They focus on gun control and we could focus on Green Procurement. This may be the time to make a change and a difference. I think the current administration is open to improving our environment. We just need to make up our mind that we are going to initially spend some money, but we will see a return on investment within 5 years on several projects.

Also, sometimes words get in the way. Although the National Guard is a federal agency, I believe that we should be addressed separately in regulations and guidance, either as a whole part of the military or separate. In other words, come out and say the military is responsible for something or “shall” do something instead of saying “federal government” or “federal agency”. Because we deal with State’s environmental personnel, the National Guard Bureau ends up working with two entities : EPA and State Government. Sometimes guidance or new regulations are not acted on very quickly, and we wait for guidance before putting out our own thinking it is going to be vastly different or we will have to add a lot. It would be good to know that we can make up our own plans without having to wait for the state government to put out their guidance. Plus it specifically directs National Guard units to act. Case and point is Underground Storage Tank and Pollution Prevention Plans. Operator training and pollution prevention plans are very key elements of a successful pollution prevention program. Some things get more emphasis than they deserve and some don’t get enough; all because they don’t cost very much. We should start going with what is right and not what costs too much. What do you think? Are there problems or relavent issues at your end I’m not seeing?

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By: Evan Baumgarten http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6343 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:04:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6343 I am from New Jersey and I am a very big Mets fan and in April they will be opening their brand new stadium for the 2009 season. Although the new stadium, called Citi Field, does not have the LEED rating that the new Nationals stadium has, the construction does contain energy efficient components. The $800 billion stadium was constructed with 95% recycled steel and will be lit during night games with energy efficient bulbs. The bathrooms were built with low-flow plumbing which the EPA estimates will save 4 million gallons of water a year. They are also installing a 15,000 square foot green roof meant to cut down on heating and cooling costs. Finally the new stadium will have a more efficient and easier accessible metro system to promote public transportation. The Mets organization has also partnered with the EPA’s Energy Star Program so they are definitely taking a step in the right direction with this new stadium. It has been over 100 years since Wrigley Field was built and saying baseball Stadiums have gone through some changes since then is a bold understatement. Technology feeds off of energy to survive; so with technology comes energy usage. But as technology progresses, it will have less of a dependent relationship with energy and more of a co-dependent relationship.

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By: David in South Jersey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6342 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:17:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6342 The Philadelphia Phillies promoted a “Red Goes Green” sustainability campaign this past season and improved recycling at their newer ballpark. I think the good karma from their green efforts helped to bring a World Series win to the Phillies!! Oh, sorry about those Cubs. . . .

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By: Kenia Fulton http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6341 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:29:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6341 I’d like to see the EPA educate the people more on the impacts of Waste discharge from black water and gray water from boaters. I own Marine Waste Management, Inc. and am always trying to educate everyone as much as I can. So many people never even think about it!

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By: john http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6340 Tue, 27 May 2008 14:48:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6340 the Nats park may be LEED certified, but they need better recycling bins than the sporadically-placed, single-substance ones they’ve got. How about recycling stations that can take plastic, aluminum and trash?

The energy-efficient stadium lights are pretty cool, though.

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By: Amy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6339 Thu, 22 May 2008 02:52:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/05/20/the-new-ball-game/#comment-6339 …unless you live in Indianapolis, where we are building a new football stadium and don’t care about the environment in the process. Our newspaper compared it to your new stadium and how we’re NOT doing LEED certification, while our mayor says the environment isn’t even on his radar.

Why do I live here?

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