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Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

First outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl could be 'greenest' as well

David Porter
Posted on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is hoping its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl is also its greenest.

Since the mid-1990s, the league has been trying to gradually reduce the carbon footprint left behind by the Big Game. For next Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium, it has undertaken a host of initiatives.

Thousands of trees have been planted to offset carbon emissions, and the league sponsored recycling events that collected several tons of used computers, cellphones and other gadgets.

On game day, about seven or eight tons of food waste will be composted at MetLife Stadium, and unused food will be donated to food pantries. Generators on-site and at New York’s Super Bowl Boulevard at Times Square will be powered by a biodiesel fuel mix processed from cooking oil waste.

 FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, right, celebrates with wide receiver Reggie Wayne following an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Indianapolis. Luck is already back to work. He hopes Reggie Wayne will soon join him on the practice field. The Colts star quarterback and Pro Bowl receiver both returned to Indianapolis on Friday for charity events, just five days before the Colts hold their first official offseason workouts.  Wayne is trying to return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
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