The Charleston Battery soccer team is getting recognized this Saturday along with former Vice-President Al Gore at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. “We just try to things the sensible way, the right way and reduce the energy use we use in the stadium. We are obviously a big energy hog, but we’ve made a number of changes and just try to do things the right way, and it’s great to be recognized by the aquarium,” says Battery President Andrew Bell.
The Charleston Battery’s Blackbaud Stadium has recycled glass counter tops, and they do not sell bottled water.
“At the end of the day it’s just common sense. Instead of throwing the recyclables into the waste-stream, we divert them and they get reused, all the way to the cooking oil in the concession stands gets turned into bio-diesel. It saves you money in the long run, but it’s also the right thing to do,” says Bell.
So, Saturday/today Bell will join the rest of the soccer team and former Vice-President Al Gore at the South Carolina Aquarium for a presentation commemorating them for their energy saving efforts.
“It’s great to be recognized by the aquarium, I’m looking forward to meeting the former vice-president, Al Gore. It’s just a good deal all the way around,” says Bell.
Blackbaud Stadium is located on Daniel Island, near Charleston.