Super Bowl goes green, buys carbon offset credits

The National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Superdome demonstrated several green initiatives in last week’s Super Bowl.

In addition to providing recycling services and food reclamation programs, organizers of the Super Bowl bought carbon offset credits to cover almost 4 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Attending fans were able to purchase carbon offset credits to account for their travel emissions to the game.

The carbon offset credits were generated from a few different Climate Action Reserve projects, including a methane capture project on a Michigan dairy farm and forest conservation project in California.