Wolves Host Think Green Game vs. Phoenix
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will celebrate its annual Think Green game April 6 vs. Phoenix to correspond with the NBA's Think Green Week initiative. The Foundation will include various elements throughout the game that focus on preserving and improving the environment by "Thinking Green."
• Before the game, Wolves players will be wearing NBA Green organic cotton shooting shirts featuring the NBA Green logo. Teams also received green headbands and wristbands for players and NBA Green lapel pins for coaches.
• The FastBreak Foundation will be providing funds to plant one tree for everyone that attends the game.
• Also, the winner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and WFTC My 29 “Think Green” competition — Highlands Elementary of Edina — will be honored during an on-court presentation. On March 23, the Fox 9 morning team surprised Highlands Elementary with the award live on their show. The school received a “Wolfie” trophy, a $1,000 grant and Wolves tickets for tonight's game. The following are examples of how Highlands Elementary students are reducing waste at their school:
Students are now self-sufficient at separating out their lunch waste into three recycling barrels; the school is reducing its waste stream by “upcycling,” or sending non-recyclables to a company that turns them into useful products; and the Husky Haulers program, named for the school’s mascot, has students assist the custodians with collecting Highlands’ waste while raising awareness of the effort it takes to maintain the various waste initiatives.
NBA Green Week
NBA Green, in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is a league-wide program that generates awareness and funds for protecting the environment and promoting sustainable practices. Through NBA Green, the league, its teams and players are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly and encourage fans to get involved in local greening initiatives. During NBA Green week, the league and teams will join together to take part in green efforts including hands-on community service projects, recycling programs, green giveaways, auctions to support environmental organizations and promotions to encourage fans to “go green."
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