Maybe! According to the latest article on green gossip site Ecorazzi, Super Bowl 2011 might be the greenest ever.
Did you know that on average a Super Bowl game generates enough electricity to power 1,500 homes for one entire year? In other words, the big game is a mega-watt energy monster.
But when you think of what goes on at the Big Game, it should come as no surprise. This year the game is going to be held in Dallas, Texas and the following will be a part of the festivities:
- 1,000 WIFI access points
- 3,500 HD television screens
- Jerrytron – the MASSIVE 20 yard line to 20 yard line (152 foot x 72 foot) Jumbo TV screen
- plus more
However all is not bleak as officials at the Super Bowl also try to do their part to be as eco friendly as possible by recycling waste, donating left over food, using renewable energy certificates, planting lots of trees and using biofuel for their vehicular needs.
With an event this size it’s near impossible to not have gobs of waste, gobs of energy usage, etc but every little bit of diverting and or encouraging a less wasteful attitude helps to lessen the impact.