Originally published on SBReport.net on Jan. 23, 2013
The National Football League is working with Hawaii and local children this week in an effort to help decrease the environmental impact of the Pro Bowl on Hawaii this week.
More than 80 children will help plant native groundcover along with a variety of plants starting on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Youth Education Town in Wai'anae, where NFL players will join and assist the children. Also of note, a Milo tree will be planted to replace an ailing tree that was planted by the late Senator Daniel Inouye.
In order to choose the best plants, the NFL works closely with Friends of Hawaii's Urban Forests, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Programs and Scenic Hawaii for these projects. The NFL is also obtaining renewable energy for this years Pro Bowl from Green Mountain Energy Company.
The wide array of "green" initiatives being installed in the 2013 Pro Bowl include:
The NFL first started incorporating ways to minimize the environmental damage of the Pro Bowl twelve years ago.