As the country prepares to enjoy the battle between the Packers and the Steelers, Northern Texans are completing their local initiatives designed to offset the environmental impact of the Super Bowl. The NFL Environmental Program, Texas Forest Service, the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee and Texas Tree Foundation hosted an event last week to celebrate the tree planting efforts of 12 cities in communities surrounding this year’s Super Bowl venue.
Over the course of the project, over 6,500 trees were planted in North Texas. An average tree absorbs ten pounds of pollutants from the air each year, including four pounds of ozone and three pounds of particulates. So, during half-time, get outside and enjoy the trees around you!