The county of Contra Costa is dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental awareness among its citizens and businesses. Programs are available to save money, improve health and safety, and create jobs for people living in the county. The San Francisco Giants have been at the forefront of Major League Baseball (MLB) with their high recycling rate, diverting the most waste from landfills. MLB is also implementing club sustainability best practices at their headquarters in New York City, as well as at satellite offices in Boulder (Colorado) and San Francisco (California).
On Earth Day, MLB will be highlighting everyday environmental sustainability practices that can be applied in stadiums, offices, and homes. In addition, MLB has partnered with Players for the Planet to raise awareness of environmental issues in the Dominican Summer League with a series of virtual sessions during the season, as well as an in-person beach cleanup. The Pollinate merger process has also been part of the program's operations in a new country, and played a critical role in the response to COVID-19. The county has adopted a new extension code for the electrification of buildings, and the Green Government Group advocates for the launch of the program. Water sustainability is also being addressed in the county with free water efficiency kits for the home, as well as an update of the climate action plan.
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