January 30, 2013
This Sunday, Super Bowl XLVII kicks off between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers . In between all the fandom and excitement, we forget that more and more sporting events are supporting the environment. See how this year’s NFL championship game is going green!
1. LED Lights for the Superdome
This year’s Super Bowl is being played at the Mercedes-benz Superdome in New Orleans. Did you know the stadium has some great green enhancements? In October 2011, the stadium installed exterior LED lights. At the top of the Gate C podium and the landing of the Grand Staircase, 983 LED lights sit beautifully. According to the Superdome’s website, a bulb will last for about 45 years! The energy needed to power the stadium lights is equal to the energy need for a small home.
2. Super Bowl Menu Offers Veg Options
Despite the 2013 Super Bowl menu offering thousands of pounds of meat (like the photo above) for fans and visitors, it also has veg options for vegetarians and vegans. Centerplate, the largest hospitality food provider for sports stadiums and convention centers in North America, is catering the big game and has included two veg dishes. Veggie lovers be on the lookout for Geaux Green Salad and a Veggie Gyro!
3. Green Gear for Avid Fans
Fans can get in on the green action too, by sporting some green gear! For both 49ers and Ravens groupies, check out these reusable Crystal Frozen Tumblers. These are great, because not only can they be used over and over again, but both are filled with non-toxic, refreezable crystals that keep your beverage cold. You can support the planet and your team all at once.
These might not be life-changing environmental movements, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
Tune into CBS on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. EST for Super Bowl 2013. Good luck to both teams!