Special Reward for Getting to the Padres Game this Sunday in Green Style
Heading to the Padres game this Sunday? Your mode of transportation to and from the game will be front and center as the we team up with the Padres and local organizations to encourage fans to make clean, sustainable transportation choices – such as riding transit or a bike.
If you pledge to get there green, there is a reward: a special ticket discount, available at Padres.com/GoingtoBat. And you can feel good about doing your part to help improve air quality and our local environment by reducing harmful vehicle emissions.
Sustainable Sunday at Petco Park is part of the SDG&E-San Diego Padres partnership—Going to Bat for San Diego—to promote a healthy, safe and clean environment.
How to Get There Green
If you normally drive to the game, consider using public transit (the Trolley goes right by the ballpark), carpooling (especially if it’s an electric vehicle), or riding a bike or scooter (don’t forget your helmet!). The East Village Association will be operating a complimentary bike valet at Petco Park for fans who ride their bikes to the game.
Why does clean transportation matter?
The way we get around today – largely in gasoline-fueled vehicles – accounts for the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California and the City of San Diego – 41 percent and nearly 55 percent – respectively. According to a recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, harmful emissions from cars and trucks are on the rise, even while pollution associated with other sectors, such as electric power generation, has declined. In the San Diego region, around 45 percent of the electricity we deliver to homes and businesses every day comes from renewable sources, such as solar and wind.
Supporting Circulate San Diego
As part of Sustainable Sunday at Petco Park, we will present a $15,000 donation to Circulate San Diego to support its efforts to educate the public about the importance of clean transportation.
Circulate San Diego is a local nonprofit dedicated to creating more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods and making “our region a better place to live, work, learn, and play.” This year, it was honored as the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year in District 80 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.
In partnership with Circulate, we hope to build a healthier and more sustainable future. Please join us in our effort by choosing a clean mode of transportation not just for this Sunday’s ballgame but also for everyday travel needs.