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美式足球全明星賽「碳中和」 努力做回收

2007年02月13日
摘譯自2007年2月9日ENS夏威夷,檀香山報導;鄭佳宜編譯;蔡麗伶審校

2007美式足球全明星賽(圖片來源:Wiki)為在2007美式足球全明星賽(Pro Bowl)中推廣碳中和運動,知名綠色能源行銷研發團體「能源社區」(Community Energy)捐贈為數可觀的再生能源額度,以抵銷10日美式足球聯盟明星賽和場外野餐會排放的溫室氣體。

美國環境保護署和美式足球聯盟(NFL)合作,計算這場全明星賽所節約的碳量。為在活動中募集基金,以及達成活動零丟棄,夏威夷男女孩俱樂部、檀香山回收系統參與環保署和NFL所舉辦的回收計劃,在阿囉哈體育館停車場收集和回收各種瓶罐。

環保署廢棄物處理和緊急通報辦公室副主任歐汀(Susan odine)表示:「美國正積極推廣回收,數百萬美國民眾已習慣在家庭和工作場所進行回收。環保署試圖教育美國民眾,在公共活動中也能進行回收,來達到成果。」

今年,回收更推廣到停車場等公眾區域,預計回收超過12000個瓶罐,可折抵成600美元。能源社區將捐出和夏威夷男女孩俱樂部回收所募得的同等經費。

全明星賽是環保署公共區域回收計劃的重點目標之一,預計在這項盛會後達到全國35%回收率。透過合作網路,環保署將在音樂會、體育運動和其他活動場地推動回收,希望回收能成為輕而易舉隨手可行之事。

環保署和體育場官方人員將在全明星賽結束後會晤,商討未來如何「綠化」體育場。 

Carbon Neutral Pro Bowl Sets Recycling Goal
HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 9, 2007 (ENS)

To make this year's Pro Bowl a carbon neutral event, Community Energy, a green energy marketer and developer, is donating renewable energy credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions from Saturday's Pro Bowl and the National Football League Pro Bowl Tailgate Party.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, will work with the NFL to calculate the net carbon savings from its Pro Bowl activities. To raise funds and help keep the event litter-free, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii and Honolulu Recovery Systems are working with the EPA and the NFL to collect and recycle bottles and cans in the parking lot at Aloha Stadium while fans are tailgating.

"America has embraced recycling, with millions of Americans regularly recycling at home and in the workplace," said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. "EPA and our partners are working to build on this success by showing Americans that public events can be recycling events."

This year the collection has been expanded to include additional parking lot areas, with the goal to collect over 12,000 cans and bottles, yielding $600 through deposit rebates. Community Energy has committed to match the money raised, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii.

The Pro Bowl effort is part of EPA's goal of reaching a 35 percent recycling rate nationwide and one of the public space recycling projects undertaken by EPA's Recycle on the Go program. Recycle on the Go encourages recycling at concerts, sporting events and other locations. By working with partners, EPA aims to make recycling easy and convenient. The EPA and Aloha Stadium authorities say they will meet after Pro Bowl 2007 to discuss how to further "green" Aloha Stadium.