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SWEEPSTAKES DESIGNED TO EDUCATE FANS ABOUT CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

2013 New Orleans super Bowl XLVII Host Committee Challenges NFL Fans to Geaux Green!

The 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee today unveiled a new Geaux Green website and contest designed to help make the festivities in the Big Easy as environmentally friendly as possible.  The site engages fans in a friendly competition to see which NFL city has the most eco-friendly fan base.  The promotion will send one lucky fan and a guest to the game.

“The 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee is committed to making Super Bowl XLVII a fantastic experience for fans as well as an event that provides long term benefits for the community and the environment,” said Jay Cicero, executive director of the Host Committee.  “The Geaux Green game was developed for the Host Committee by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in partnership with Entergy Corporation as one of many first-of-its kind initiatives the Host Committee’s Environmental Sub-Committee will be implementing to “green” the Super Bowl visitor experience.” More information about the initiatives can be found at neworleans-superbowl.com/geauxgreen. 

“Minimizing the environmental footprint has been a growing focus for all Super Bowl host cities,” said Patty Riddlebarger, director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Entergy Corporation and chair of the Environmental Sub-committee.  “The Geaux Green website expands the focus to include raising awareness among fans about the positive impact they can have on the environment through energy conservation. The Host Committee Geaux (pronounced Go) Green website is a virtual playbook of information, resources and games highlighting simple steps football fans can take to save energy and reduce emissions.”

“The Geaux Green game provides a unique opportunity to reach millions of people and show them how individual actions can make a big impact on the environment,” said Katie Mandes, vice president for community engagement at C2ES and director of Make an Impact. The Geaux Green game and contest kick off in December. Fans pick their favorite NFL city, then select “green” commitments they want to make from a list of actions to reduce their energy use and environmental impact. The initiative will also track results to show which NFL city has the most eco-friendly fan base.  Everyone who completes the pledge will be entered into a Jan. 10th drawing for two tickets to the Super Bowl, roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations, compliments of the Host Committee.

For more information:

Visit the Super Bowl Host Committee website at nolasuperbowl.com

Visit the Geaux Green Game website at neworleans-superbowl.com/geauxgreen

Twitter: follow @tweetanimpact and #geauxgreen for game updates

Facebook: Like us at www.facebook.com/geauxgreen.mai

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