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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Football Game Will Be Carbon Neutral

Are you ready for some carbon neutral football?

The Detroit Lions game on Thanksgiving Day against the Green Bay Packers will be the first carbon neutral National Football League game as Ford Field in will offset 100 percent of its emissions.

That includes all of the carbon dioxide emissions from more than 28,000 cars traveling to the event as well as from all of the electricity used at the stadium. The company also will offset the equivalent of one jet for fans and the opposing team traveling to the game and reduce 933 tons of greenhouse gas emissions during the event.

In total, the event will offset almost 1.9 million pounds of emissions, according to Carbon Credit Environmental Services Inc., which is helping with the program.

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