Sunday, February 4, 2007

Greening the Super Bowl

This is the first year the NFL is purchasing carbon offsets in an initiative to make the Super Bowl a carbon neutral event. Working with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they calculated the carbon emissions of Dolphin stadium during the event and have planted trees and purchased renewable energy credits to offset it. Unfortunately, the calculation doesn't include the travel to and from the event by the teams or the fans. Or the energy used by millions of ginormous televisions across the nation (although it does include the eight brand new 108 inch plasma screens just added to the club level of the stadium).

Read about the NFL's environmental program

Read the story about the program

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