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 electricity used by the Superdome, team hotels and other Super Bowl related venues will total approximately 4,500 megawatts and make Earth the receiver of 3.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide pollution. That gas release will be intercepted by the purchase of carbon credits at three different locations.
Super Bowl Carbon Defensive Line:
Denton Landfill Gas – This landfill in Texas captures the methane released by rotting garbage and uses it to power electricity generators.
Garcia River Forest – Nearly 24,000 acres of redwood forest in northern California lock carbon away in the structural materials of the trees.
Green Meadows Farm – The 3,000 cows of this farm in Michigan produce tons of manure. The methane produced by that poo as it putrefies is collected and used to run electricity generators.