The Super Bowl is ‘green’ now…kind of.

Super-Bowl-2014-XLVIII-Seahawks-Sherman-vs-Broncos-Manning1-1280x8002This is the one game even people who are not enthusiastic about football watch. I am one of these people. While every single pair of eyes  in the room is glued to the TV screen, I am wondering, how much waste the thousands of fans in the stadium are creating. Apparently, this is the first time that fans in the stadium can compost their waste after the big game. Officials are estimating fans will compost about eight tons of waste this Sunday night. After being separated and processed, the compost will be used to fertilize the field. According to ABC News, “Another innovation is the use of biodiesel fuel processed from waste cooking oil. According to NFL environmental consultant Jack Groh, a biodiesel mix will be used in generators that will power Super Bowl Boulevard, the 13-block party on Broadway that will feature entertainment and a giant toboggan slide, as well as generators that are augmenting the power supply on the MetLife Stadium grounds.” The waste oil could provide up to one-third of the generators’ needs.

Does this mean the Super Bowl producers are actually concerned with sustainability and  could they have done more or is this all simply a marketing strategy? It is hard to tell, but small actions are better than no action at all…