The snow and ice isn’t putting much of a damper on pre-Super Bowl festivities in and around Dallas. Millions of fans are preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers to play on Sunday, but Cowboys Stadium is receiving some attention of its own — recognition as one of the nation’s top 10 green stadiums.

SunRun, a national home solar service company, recently released a list of the Top 10 Green Stadiums, and the home of the Dallas Cowboys earned the number five spot. According to SunRun, “the $650 million stadium is aiming to reduce solid waste by 25 percent, energy use by 20 percent and water consumption by 1 million gallons annually.”

There’s no better event than the Super Bowl to put these goals to the test. Believe it or not, there is actually a Super Bowl XVL Environmental Program that is focused on reducing the environmental impact of the event. For example, renewable energy credits (RECS) will be purchased to power all of the festivities surrounding the big game.

Although the sports world is focused on Cowboys Stadium this week, I want to take a minute to share with you the entire Top 10 Green Stadiums list, as they all deserve recognition:

  1. Qwest Field (Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners)
  2. Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)
  3. STAPLES Center (L.A. Lakers)
  4. Nationals Stadium (The Washington Nationals)
  5. Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
  6. Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers)
  7. Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)
  8. Meadowlands Stadium (New York Giants and Jets)
  9. Progressive Field (The Cleveland Indians)
  10. Future home of the San Francisco 49ers
If you’re not able to make it to Dallas, but you’re hosting a Super Bowl party of your own, check out one of these great articles with eco-friendly party ideas:
And if you still want more green stadium news, check out MNN’s 7 of the greenest sports complexes in the world.

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