For each home run hit by a Phillies player during the 2012 regular season, Plant One Million will plant a tree to support the one-million goal. The trees will be planted in parks, municipalities, and watershed areas throughout the 13-county region at the end of baseball season.
Home Runs for Trees is a natural fit for the Phillies, whose ongoing Red Goes Green campaign encompasses clean energy, recycling, and volunteerism. ARAMARK, a Philadelphia-based leader in professional services, also has a demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship.
The Home Runs for Trees partners gathered at Citizens Bank Park on April 30 to officially launch the campaign. PHS president Drew Becher said, ““With every homer hit by the Phils, the landscape will get a little greener and our air and water a little cleaner.”
Other attendees included David Montgomery, president of the Phillies, and Marc Bruno, president of ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment. Even the fan-favorite Phillie Phanatic came to help plant and water the ceremonial kick-off tree of the campaign.
Keep up with the Home Runs for Trees campaign by following Plant One Million, the Phillies, and ARAMARK on Facebook and Twitter. Look for the hash-tag #HRs4trees.