Super Bowl to be powered by renewable energy
America’s obsession with large men in tight tights reaches its peak at Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona. And, as promised, organizers will equal last year’s efforts and do some greening: Enough renewable-energy credits will be purchased to power the stadium, the adjacent NFL theme park, and two nearby luxury hotels. The NFL will plant thousands of trees in fire-ravaged Arizona forests in an effort to offset the league’s 3,000-vehicle ground-transportation fleet. In addition, legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg’s celeb-studded 22nd annual Super Bowl Party — to which you were not invited — will aim to be zero-waste and feature electronics recycling. And while neither team will be playing at home, let’s not forget one potential sobering effect of climate change, says Nathan Willcox of Environment America: “Congress must get serious about global warming before rising temperatures fumble away cold-weather teams’ home field advantage.” We’ll guzzle beer to that.