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For the scads of security personnel charged with ensuring the safety of NFL players, fans, and the many other people behind the scenes at the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, the real win was in pulling off the mega sporting event without incident.
The stadium’s sustainable practices might not be the star of the show on February 2, but behind the scenes, the facilities staff will be carrying out a variety of green practices.
This article from an analyst at the U.S. EIA addresses the 34 minute power outage during Super Bowl XLVII. While the cause of the outage has been debated, some assert the type of lamps used throughout much of the Superdome had an impact on the amount of time it took to get the lights back on.
On the farm in Michigan, methane gas is being captured before it enters the atmosphere. This action generates registered carbon credits, which Entergy is purchasing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from Super Bowl-related activities.
In honor of the Super Bowl, this Friday Funny article salutes an innovation that may literally shake up the way stadiums, restaurants, and other high volume brew purveyors serve their customers forever…but without the foam!
With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL, fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia’s eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field, which recently announced plans to go to net zero and generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources.