Albuquerque-based attorney Geoffrey Scovil fights to protect the rights of his clients. He has experience handling a wide range of cases and is one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department. An avid sports fan, attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil of Albuquerque follows the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.
Since the opening of their Progressive Field in 1994, the Cleveland Indians have maintained a strong commitment to sustainability. Progressive Field has been recycling cardboard, plastic, and aluminum for more than two decades and the team is regularly working to reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint. As part of these efforts, the Indians have focused on three areas of eco-friendly initiatives - environmentally friendly products, recycling, and solar energy.
Recycling efforts at the stadium have been going strong since 2008 when the Our Tribe is Green campaign was launched. This campaign put multiple recycling containers around Progressive Field for plastic bottles. It also placed recycling containers in the visiting and home clubhouses and the front office. Organic waste composting was added in 2010 to further reduce the amounts of trash generated. Since 2007, 47 percent fewer tons of trash have been created and 60 percent of trash pickups have been cut.
Meanwhile, Progressive Field installed LED lighting to save on energy costs in 2008 and has successfully reduced its CO2 emissions by more than 74,000 tons since 2009. The stadium is Green Seal certified and features 100 percent recycled content toilet tissue and hand towels. Even further, team shops use biodegradable retail bags. In terms of solar efforts, Progressive Stadium was the first American League ballpark to be solar powered and it has produced more than 37,000kWh since 2007.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.