Here in the States, it’s college football bowl season and — even though petrol is cheaper than it’s been in years — sporting event organisers still sense a good PR opportunity in going green. And so it’s fitting that Florida Power and Light (FPL) Energy has opted to help make this weekend’s Emerald Bowl a deeper shade of green with renewable energy certificates (RECs).
The Dec. 27 matchup between the University of California and the University of Miami football teams will be matched with enough wind-energy credits to make the game 100-percent clean-energy-powered, according to FPL Energy.
“College bowl games provide a platform to educate fans on climate initiatives, and we feel that the best way we can educate is to lead by example,” said Gary Cavalli, executive director of the Emerald Bowl. “With FPL Energy, we will lessen the environmental impact of the game as well as promote environmental awareness to a broad audience of sports enthusiasts.”
First played in 2002, the Emerald Bowl will be held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. And, not only will this mark the first time Miami has played in this match, the appearance will be especially appropriate, as the team is called the Hurricanes.