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Earth Day Activities: Your Cardinals Fandom And Sustainability

You might not be aware of this, because Earth Day doesn't actually give you license to do anything, but we're officially midway through the 41st Earth Day in the entire history of Earth. In case you were looking for some Earth Day activities, I thought it might be worthwhile to outline some ways in which you can become more environmentally conscious and sustainable in your St. Louis Cardinals fandom. Such as:

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Sneak beer into the stadium. Sometimes being right is about breaking rules, especially the ones that are economically disadvantageous to you. Where do you think all those plastic cups go? The Cardinals probably set them on fire in a big pile in the middle of the St. Louis Zoo, just because they can get in free. If you like gorillas, it is your responsibility to never pay nine dollars for a beer again.

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Reuse and Recycle Sherseys. That Bo Hart jersey you bought in 2003 is kind of embarrassing to wear to Busch Stadium, but it will definitely get you accepted at any number of St. Louis's finer indie-rock establishments. A judicious use of white tape on an old jersey or shersey will turn it into a new one just like that—and people will admire the way you kept that shirt from ending up on the pile of beer-cups.

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Only buy biodegradable soy-foam fingers. One of the greatest environmental disasters of the last 100 years came when the St. Louis Browns were moved to Baltimore and millions of brown-and-orange foam fingers found themselves discarded and dumped into the Mississippi River, where they drowned thousands upon thousands of innocent birds who thought it would be hilarious to wear them on their head.

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