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Aug. 19, 2009

Football tackles climate change

by Neil Wagner

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It’s time for preseason football which means…Bebbo and Kito will disagree, as always.
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Bebbo must have read the Philadelphia Eagle’s Go Green website. Kito must have read, well, whatever he reads. Not surprisingly, everyone’s favorite horned puffin has a less than positive attitude about efforts to reduce global warming. Since 2003 the Philadelphia Eagles have used their "Go Green" campaign to promote and help implement programs for reducing the team’s environmental impact and to encourage the team’s fans to pitch in.
 
The Eagles organization uses wind power for 100% of its energy needs and has also reduced energy use at Lincoln Financial Field by over 33%. The organization offers incentives to its employees so they’ll switch from conventional to wind power. The Eagles recycle over 175 tons of waste and use post-consumer recycled paper for all soft-tissue products. By switching the material used in drinking cups, the Eagles eliminated their use of more than 14 tons of plastic.
 
The Eagles even have their own forest to offset the team’s carbon emissions from away-game travel. Bebbo might stand a better chance of changing Kito’s stance on global warming than changing his allegiance to the New York football Giants.
 
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About Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner's What on Earth? comic strip uses humor to discuss global warming.

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