Super Bowl 2012 going green
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Environment.
Photo: Shutterstock.com/NFL

As we mentioned earlier, Super Bowl XLVI is stepping up its greening efforts – with everything from composting to charging stations to green energy offsets.

Green Mountain Energy, the Texas-based electric and carbon offsets provider, has partnered with the NFL in providing over 15,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the electricity from the big game. They’re also helping to offset this year’s NFL Pro Bowl.

“Green Mountain Energy Company has helped us reduce the overall environmental impact of Super Bowl activities,” said NFL Environmental Program Director Jack Groh. “Together, we have been able to expand the way we address greenhouse gas emissions and leave a permanent benefit to the host community.”

That permanent benefit includes 1,700 trees to be planted throughout downtown Indianapolis after the big game. Check out the infographic below – or for more details, hit up Green Mountain Energy’s Super Bowl page here.

Super Bowl 2012 green energy breakdown

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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