Eagles fans may be rumored to throw trash at opposing team fans, but Lincoln Financial Field has adopted a ‘Go Green’ policy.
For the past decade, Lincoln Financial Field has worked to make sure all operations match their team uniforms! These range from generating clean energy, reducing waste, and planting trees to help offset their impact on the environment.
Keep reading to learn how the Eagles keep it green.
Four Ways the Eagles are the Greenest Team in the NFL
- The NFL’s Largest Solar Power Plant: 100% of the Eagles stadium’s operations are powered via solar and wind power. Thanks to a partnership with NRG Energy Inc., Lincoln Financial Field has 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines, allowing it to generate more solar power than any stadium in the NFL!
- Go Green Team: After every game, the Eagles’ Green Team gets to work sorting through trash. The Green Team was instated in 2003 when staff looked into a trash bag and saw that the garbage wasn’t properly sorted. They decided to form a trash sorting team to lift the burden off of fans, who previously needed to properly sort trash by placing it in correct containers.
- Planting Trees: Since 2007, Eagles personnel have planted 568 trees. Trees take in carbon dioxide and put out purified oxygen, and this helps to offset the effects of carbon emissions. The clean air these new trees provide offsets the pollution caused by team travel.
- Laying Off the Landfill: Less than 1% of waste generated at Lincoln Financial Field ends up in a landfill.
At Roll-Off Dumpster Direct, we love to hear when large organizations use their power to divert trash away from landfills and help the environment!
We can’t wait to cheer on the birds during Super Bowl LII! Check out a previous post to learn three simple Super Bowl snack recipes, and for more information on the Eagles’ efforts to go green, click here.