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Sustainability tip: How to celebrate the Super Bowl

Ford Sanger
Walking Mountains Science Center

Did you know that the National Football League uses renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset all energy used at Super Bowl venues? The NFL also donates extra prepared food from Super Bowl events and, as part of the NFL’s reforestation efforts, several thousand tree seedlings are planted each year in the Super Bowl host community. You too can take some sustainable steps for the big game this weekend.

Three tips for what you can do:

Driving to a bar or a buddy’s house for the game? There is no “I” in team. Carpool with other attendees or utilize public transit to reduce vehicle emissions.

Not sure what sustainable snacks to bring? Avoid pre-packaged, pre-made foods as well as Styrofoam. No one wins with single-use plastics.

Make a smart throw. Separate trash and recycling to make sure your party waste goes to the right place.