Canadian Solar has become an official sponsor of the New York Yankees, enhancing the baseball team’s environmental commitments while increasing the photovoltaic product manufacturer’s presence in the US.
Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar said, “Canadian Solar is proud to become an official sponsor of the iconic New York Yankees. The New York Yankees have always transcended the sport of baseball, with the franchise recognized globally for its championships, professionalism and excellence.”
“We are extremely pleased about our new relationship with Canadian Solar,” said Michael J. Tusiani, Yankees senior vice president of corporate sales & sponsorships. “We hope its in-Stadium signage will strengthen the importance of environment attentiveness, which is a significant platform for our organization.”
The two-year-old Yankee Stadium places a large focus on environmental activities, including the Yankees Sustainability Facility Program, which ensures the efficiency of all equipment while focusing on energy reduction.
During the 2010 baseball season, waste management, composting and recycling helped divert more than 35% of Yankee Stadium’s waste away from landfills. Approximately 9,000 gallons of cooking oil used in the Stadium last year was converted into around 7,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel.