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NBA tips off green awareness

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/08/09 @ 11:42am

The Cleveland Cavaliers are participating in the NBA Green Games this week where teams are "generat(ing) awareness and funding to protect the environment through special oncourt apparel, auctions to support environmental preservation organizations, hands-on community service projects, and the launch of a public service (by) Robert Redford."

Cavs players are wearing NBA Green t-shirts and messages are flashing on the Jumbotron about turning off the lights, biking to work, and other suggestions on how to live a little lighter. Some local environmental groups were invited to the Q (last Sunday and tonight from Section 108 to 123) to talk to the public.

Check out EarthDay Coalition's bike that powers computer monitors, get recycling tips from the county Solid Waste District, hear about Cleveland's Sustainability initiatives, pick up the latest EcoWatch Ohio. GreenCityBlueLake will be there again tonight to help Cavs fans understand their carbon footprint on the interactive touch screen. We'll have our popular Ten suggestions to reduce your carbon footprint postcards (how many are you doing?)

If you don't have tickets to the Cavs game but still want to calculate your carbon footprint, reduce your impact and contribute to local greening projects, you can visit the Cleveland Carbon Fund site.

GCBL will also help you calculate and think of ways to reduce their carbon footprints at EarthFest on April 19 at the Zoo.

See images from the Cavs vs. Spurs Green Game on Sunday, April 5. 

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