Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hooray! Man wins Super Bowl carbon-dioxide-fighting contest; rewarded with two completely unnecessary round-trip flights to New Orleans

Super Bowl Teams and Fans Blitz Global Warming : Discovery News
Fighting climate change may seem like a Hail Mary pass, but the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee is running a play, called Geaux Green, to tackle the emissions from the big game between the San Francisco 49′ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The Committee also developed a game plan for fans to block their own emissions from blitzing the planet’s atmosphere.
...The Geaux Green website features a game in which fans can vote for which NFL team has the most environmentally friendly fans. Participants are encouraged to pledge to run eco-friendly plays, such as using fluorescent bulbs, carpooling or planting a tree.

Currently, football fans have pledged to save approximately 22,500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. New Orleans fans are proving to be saints by pledging the most so far. Denver Broncos supporters are in second for their efforts to buck global warming. Third place Packers fans are proving it isn’t just their jerseys that are green.

IMAGE: The 2009 Baltimore Ravens [Actual the Minnesota Vikings] (Tony the Tiger, Wikimedia Commons)
Fan Wins Super Bowl Trip Paying Geaux Green Game | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
WASHINGTON – NFL fan Mark Karolkiewicz’s decision to play the Geaux Green game and commit to save energy around the house got him more than a lower power bill. He also won a free trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

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