Apparently the Cleveland Indians, a baseball team that plays in Ohio, has been experimenting with eco-friendly stuff for a while. Not enough to make a huge difference, but more as an example to their fans.
Cleveland Indians Put Wind Turbine on Their Stadium - picture © Corbin-Hillman Communications
Now they will get a little bit of electricity, about .4 percent of the total the stadium uses, from an innovative turbine on top of the stadium.
An innovative wind turbine reminiscent of an IKEA collapsible lamp has been installed on the roof of the Cleveland Indians baseball stadium, ready to begin churning out energy on opening day, April 5. …
The helix turbine’s ability to be retrofitted on existing structures such as farm silos and former water towers makes it a cost-effective solution for powering individual buildings in rural or urban areas during peak energy hours, power outages, and other emergencies, according to Cleveland State University.
The Indians have been one of the teams on the forefront of sustainability efforts in baseball, launching an ongoing recycling campaign in 2008 that now includes organic-waste composting and become the first American League ball club to use alternative energy with their 2007 installation of a solar-panel array.
I suppose when you go to games under .500 a team has to use other attractions to get fannies in the seats.
Not that I should talk, being a Mets fan myself.