Green Party Tips for Super Bowl XLVII

An Easy Guide to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday means millions of Super Bowl fans, and parties around the world. . .and an increase in waste and recyclables generated. As you and your friends and family prepare to judge this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials and/or watch which Harbaugh team prevails, consider the following:

 

VI Simple and Easy Super Bowl Party Green Tips

  • Carpool – If you’re hosting a party or going to one, encourage ride sharing especially if parking is limited.
  • Buy in Bulk – Whether it’s snacks or drinks, go for less packaging. One two-liter bottle is almost three 12-ounce cans.
  • Finger Foods – When someone can grab and munch, that typically means fewer plates and utensils. For those who prefer to eat their pizza or hamburger with a fork and knife, bring out the silverware and china.
  • Two-Container (or Three-Container) System – One for trash, one for bottles and cans. If given recycling options, most folks will use them.
  • Support Your Local Products – Buying local helps reduce carbon emissions.
  • Television Reuse – If you finally decided to upgrade your TV, consider donating your old one to charity or to any college student living in the dorms. And don’t forget to recycle the cardboard box that the new one came in.

Regardless of which team wins the Super Bowl, we’re all winners if we’re able to reduce our carbon footprint.  The more materials we can recycle, the greater the impact on saving
earth’s precious resources.

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