Next Sunday, February 5, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots take the field during the biggest football game of the year. This year’s host city is Indianapolis and the Circle City’s patrons and officials have been hard at work ensuring that all those who visit are ready for a great time of food, fare and festivities.
We have to tip our hats to the city for instilling green initiatives in conjunction with their volunteer’s efforts. See some tips and tricks they share with their noble patrons who are lending a helping hand at this year’s football frenzy:
- Be a part of the Green Team. Volunteers who pledge to be part of the Green Team are tasked to make responsible, green decisions not only during the week of the Super Bowl, but throughout the entire year. Simple things like shutting off the water while brushing your teeth, reusing water bottles at work and avoiding Styrofoam cups and plates truly go a long way when multiplied. All volunteers who take the pledge receive a special “1st and Green” pin to wear proudly on their respective volunteer uniform.
- Zero variance uniform program. Started during the Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship in Indianapolis last year, the zero variance uniform program asks volunteers to donate clothing items “in exchange” for their Super Bowl uniform at the time of pick-up.
- Recycling programs. Electronic recycling programs were started back in September and will continue through the end of the February. Cell phones, computers, TVs, batteries and other recyclables are collected to sent to the proper channels, and all other items are being accepted at no cost.
No matter who you’re rooting for next Sunday, be sure to give three cheers to the city of Indianapolis for keeping it green during Super Bowl XLVI.