The Environmental Innovators of the Year awards are given to both individuals and organizations for their tremendous work in the sports greening movement.
Chef Seth VanderLaan, of Delaware North, has made sustainability a focus at Miller Park since he arrived four seasons ago. He regularly speaks at regional shows discussing local food sourcing for 45.000 fans, added an on-property biodigester which during the 2018 test phase diverted over 28,000 lbs. of waste from the landfill, and works with children on their “Roots for the Home Team” farm-to-stadium program. Chef Seth sources sustainable seafood for the venue and was instrumental in building the on-property gardens at Miller Park where produce is harvested to serve the team and fans.