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The beloved Phanatic isn’t the only source of green enthusiasm at the Phillies. With a pledge to plant a tree for every Phillies home run, we have a feeling 2019 may be one of their greenest years yet.

 

Red Goes Green    

The award-winning “Red Goes Green” initiative was launched in 2008.

The program supports the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Plant One Million campaign which aims to restore the tree canopy across counties in South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. It’s the largest multi-state tree campaign in the nation and the New Jersey Tree Foundation helps out with local projects.

 

 

 

Home Run for Trees

In 2012, the Phillies expanded their reverse carbon footprint by launching the Home Runs for Trees campaign.

So far, 1,074 home run trees have been planted. Considering the team already had 29 regular season home runs with more than 100 games left to play, this planting season may be a busy one.

Home run trees are planted each November, and each one is tagged with the appropriate player’s name. So go ahead and cheer on your favorite Phillie because that next hit out of the ballpark could just make the world a better place.

 

 

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