Batter Up! Let’s Take Care of Cape Cod

Welcome Take Care Ambassadors!

Did you know each Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) game has an average attendance of over 1,000? Currently, there are limited recycling bins located at the fields and we aim to change that! If we conservatively say 25% of the fans had at least one recyclable item that went into regular trash – that equates to a staggering ~300K recyclable items unnecessarily ending up either burned or buried in landfills. For the sake of our environment, we want to end that and we need your help!

CARE for the Cape & Islands, is excited to expand upon last year’s pilot program conducted with the Chatham Angler. In collaboration with the Cape Cod Baseball League and the generous support from Massachusetts Beverage Association, CARE wants to tackle litter and enhance recycling efforts during CCBL games in Bourne, Chatham, Cotuit and Falmouth field this year. Roles and responsibilities for Field Supervisor and Take Care Ambassadors may be found here.

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The Reduce Reuse Recycle Challenge

The Nature Conservancy states,  “Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.  It is choking our waterways, polluting our oceans, killing wildlife and infiltrating our food supply.” To Take Care of Cape Cod & the Islands and prevent plastic pollution we always recommend  “reduce and reuse” as the first course of action. However, we believe when done with care that recycling can also play a significant role in reducing plastic pollution and litter. We need your help with all three approaches to protect our fragile Cape Cod environment.

Here’s how you can Take Care of Cape Cod & the Islands:

  • Reduce whenever possible
  • Reuse when you can’t reduce
  • Recycle when you can’t reduce or reuse
  • Refill your water bottle from the tap
  • Skip the Straw
  • Pick up after your pet
  • Challenge others to participate
  • Take Care of Cape Cod and beyond!