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Go Green with the Philadelphia EAGLES

Philly is clearly psyched for the NFC championship game this Sunday.  Personally, I’ll be eaglesgogreenwatching, wearing my lucky jersey, drinking out of my lucky glass and cheering HARD!

Another thing fans should be pleased about is the team’s green efforts.  The Eagles were the first professional sports organization to launch an environmental initiative – In 2003, the  Eagles started the Go Green campaign.

Some of the program’s highlights include:
• The ‘Eagles Forest’ project: This program is designed to offset fans’ carbon emissions used driving to Lincoln Financial Field. Fans can adopt trees in Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, PA. Go here for more info on the program.
• In 2008, the Eagles purchased 14 million kilowatt hours of wind power, allowing the team to run on 100% renewable energy at Lincoln Financial Field and the NovaCare Complex training facility all year long. Another impressive first – the Eagles are the first NFL team to operate exclusively on clean energy.
• The Eagles partner with the PPL corporation to develop a solar energy program at the NovaCare Complex. These solar panels (which convert the sun’s energy into electricity) installed in summer ’07 are are expected to produce 16,100 kilowatt hours, eliminating 26,400 pounds of carbon dioxide (or greenhouse gas) emissions per year.

Major green progress is also being made at the stadium:
• The Eagles have converted to 100% post-consumer recycled paper for all soft-tissue products, which will amount to annual savings of 10 tons of paper, or about 170 trees.
• Substituting approximately 16.6 tons annually of additional plastic, foam, paper flatware and dinnerware (plates, bowls, etc.) with sustainable post-consumer product alternatives like corn-based bio-plastics – You may notice while tailgating that even the beer cups are made from corn plastics! 
• Recycling over 175 tons of waste & 19% of refuse.

The Eagles are definitely an organization working towards positive environmental initiatives… Another reason to be proud of our local sports teams.

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

1 thought on “Go Green with the Philadelphia EAGLES

  1. Its very important that large organizations like the Eagles, and also the Phillies, promote green habits while hosting events and games at places like the Link and CItizens Bank. All the crazy Philadelphia fans who move through the stadiums can learn about being environmentally friendly while enjoying the games. Are there any local green projects being sponsored by these types of large organizations during the off season?

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