Saturday, December 22, 2007

Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and New Jersey Nets are green

Not that I need any more reason to root for the Patriots, but in ESPN The Magazine, the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and New Jersey Nets were mentioned as teams that have green initiatives going.

According to the snippet by Charles Curtis, the Lions and Patriots are carbon neutral by paying to offset the their energy usage.

Taking it one step further, the Nets are working on cutting energy usage at their home stadium to try to become truly carbon neutral. They are paying for what they can't reduce.

These are noble goals and more franchises should be working for environmentally friendly goals. Professional sports is often full of excesses and this is a nice step in the other direction. I think one of the biggest reasons is how many people (particularly men and business leaders) these franchises are admired by. This is a great example they are setting.

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