New Orleans hosted greenest game in Super Bowl history
It was the “greenest” game in Super Bowl history. The New Orleans Host Committee’s (NOHC) Environmental Committee worked for more than two years to implement a variety of environmental initiatives designed to green the game, the fans and the community of New Orleans.
Initiatives surrounding greening the Super Bowl game itself focused specifically on the venues and included:
- Recycling: All major Super Bowl venues offered recycling. Additionally, the NOHC Environmental Committee and Second Harvest Food Bank recovered unused food items from Super Bowl events to donate to local nonprofits. They also teamed up with the Green Project and Repurposing NOLA to reclaim Super Bowl banners, displays, signage and other promotional items, which will be manufactured into a myriad of souvenir items, such as tote bags, wallets and shower curtains.
Transportation: Convenient and free bike valet parking services were provided at the NFL Experience. Additionally, the NOHC Environmental Committee offered a Bike Share pilot program during Super Bowl week with bike checkouts at several convenient downtown locations.