Since their participation in the NFL’s first carbon-neutral game in 2005, the St. Louis Rams have made the league’s green initiative a vital part of their organization. This year, the team has taken further measures to reduce their carbon footprint and increase environmental awareness in the St. Louis community.
In an effort to highlight the importance of environmental sustainability, the Rams will kick off their Fourth Annual Green Week, highlighting a variety of environmentally-focused activities. The week will conclude with the Green Game, when the Rams will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 24, presented by Meridian Waste, Ameren Missouri, Monsanto, Metro Lighting, Buildingstars, Microgrid Solar and Metro Transit-St. Louis.
As part of the Green Game, the Rams have offset 100% of the electricity used at the Edward Jones Dome for the game using Missouri wind energy credits from Ameren Missouri Pure Power. Along with the electricity, the Rams have also offset all carbon offsets from fan travel to and from the Edward Jones Dome as well as Chicago Bears’ flight in and out of the city.
In addition to the game, the organization has taken significant steps to make the green staple a reality out at their practice facility in Earth City, Missouri. Teaming up with Microgrid Solar, the Rams are in the process of installing new solar panels on the roof of Rams Park. The Rams have also committed to offsetting 25% of the electricity used at the facility, an increase from 6% in past years.
Join the St. Louis Rams organization at the various events occurring throughout their Green Week.
2013 Green Week activities include:
Friday, November 15: Rams Recycle Rally at Anheuser-Busch
The St. Louis Rams kick off Green Week with a recycling drive at the Anheuser- Busch Tour Center parking lot. Bring your used electronics (anything with a cord) and other Goodwill items between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to help the St. Louis community become a greener place. Anyone who donates will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the Green Game against the Chicago Bears on November 24.
Tuesday, November 19: Rams Green Team Volunteer Opportunity
St. Louis Rams Green Team members, along with Meridian Waste, Rams staff and Rampage, will work with Forest Park Forever on multiple projects throughout the park from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fans can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 19: The Rams are Going Solar
Join Microgrid Solar at Rams Park at 7 p.m. to learn about the Rams new solar energy system and receive education on what solar power can do for your home. Fans can sign up for this free event by visiting www.microgrid-solar.com/gorams.
Sunday, November 24: Green Game
Rams fans are encouraged to visit the Green Expo at the Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park, presented by Meridian Waste, Ameren Missouri, Monsanto, Microgrid Solar and Metro Transit-St. Louis prior to the Green Game. The Green Expo will feature products and services from many of St. Louis’ green-minded companies. The Bud Light Tailgate Party begins at 10 a.m. Following the Bud Light Tailgate Party, fans can cheer on the Rams against the Chicago Bears beginning at noon.