Can a huge sporting event like the Superbowl possibly be green? According to Neill Duffy, Sustainability Director of the Bay Area Superbowl 50 Host Committee, it can indeed be green! In a recent interview with GreenSportsBlog, Mr. Duffy states that the goal of his organization is to host a Net Positive Superbowl. The group has 4 pillars for greening the Superbowl:
- Reduce impact on climate change -- deliver a low-emissions event
- Responsibly use materials and resources (food/water/waste)
- Leave a positive and lasting legacy for the region
- Inspire fans to embrace sustainability
If you live in California, you're invited to take the Play Your Part pledge to help achieve these goals. If you don't live in California, you can still take the pledge and participate in sustainability as you watch the big game! Nachos anyone?