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Red Sox do their part on Earth Day

BOSTON -- In celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday, the Red Sox, in partnership with National Grid, did their part to help the environment.

The Red Sox made sure that Tuesday's game against the Yankees was carbon neutral. The team did this by purchasing renewable energy credits to offset all emissions generated from the game. That included electric and gas consumption, waste disposal and transportation.

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The ballclub has been doing its part to help the planet since 2008, when it created the Poland Spring Green Team and installed solar thermal panels at Fenway Park. The team's field maintenance features include timed irrigation, diagnostic controls to minimize water and fertilizer use and biodiesel-powered lawn mowers.

The Poland Spring Green Team also collected recyclables throughout Tuesday's game and helped educate fans on the importance of recycling.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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