Super Bowl 2009 to be Powered by Renewable Energy
Super Bowl 2009, which takes place this Sunday February 1, is moving even further towards lessening its impact on the environment.
They have already offset their eco-footprint with a treeplanting effort and have bought renewable energy credits to run the bright lights, TV camera and jumbotrons that require so much energy during the Superbowl to run.
According to a local news station, this time around, the NFL's championship game will be sucking outrageous amounts of electricity from a mixture of solar and biomass power generated by local renewables company TECO. As a result of the offsets, TECO spokesman Rick Morera estimates that the carbon savings will be roughly equivalent to "pulling 20 cars off the road for a year." That doesn't seem like very much does it? Anyhow, offsetting their energy footprint isn't the only initiative that the NFL has taken for this year's game. They've also revamped their banners, some of which will be reused next year, others will be upcycled into tote bags and wallets.