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Monday Morning Quarterback

I had no idea that NFL superstar Arian Foster was exploring veganism. Earlier this year the  Houston Texan running back adopted a plant-based, “mostly” animal free diet. In an interview Foster stated that he’s “dabbling back and forth.” If he wants something (i.e. meat) he eats it, but he prefers healthier plant-based foods. I hate to quote American Idol but I love when people take something and “make it their own.” Although some would argue that there is no grey area when it comes to veganism, I say do what works for you. I’m sure having a 95% plant-based diet is better than nothing! Best of Luck Arian….on the field and in the kitchen.

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Feature Friday

The Life University Men’s Basketball team will play host to Mountain State University on tomorrow February 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

Did you know that according to the American Union of Concerned Scientists, when travelling by bus or coach (as the team regularly does), your carbon footprint is the smallest of all transport modes?

The Super Bowl Goes Green

Super Bowl 2012 going green

 

Super Bowl 2012 green energy breakdown

Meatless Monday

 

Today’s Meatless Monday post has two parts, both my thoughtful ramblings.

Part 1: I was reading an article and discovered that WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Daniel Bryan is a vegan! When I think of vegans, a wrestler is the last person that comes to mind. Imagine all the strength and stamina he needs in the ring (whether tv wrestling is “real” or “perceived” he has to be in tip-top shape). To me this proves that with the right balance, a vegan diet can be very nourishing.

Part 2: In the article Bryan says, “My vegetarian diet allows me to lead a healthier lifestyle, reduce my carbon footprint, and save the lives of more than 100 animals every year. I’m stronger and healthier than ever, and I feel good about doing something positive for myself, animals, and the planet.” He calls himself a vegetarian but not a vegan! Walk with me for a second….a vegan is a vegetarian BUT a vegetarian is not necessarily a vegan. So why would he refer to himself as a vegetarian?

Do you think that vegetarians are more widely accepted than vegans? Are vegans deemed to be extremists while vegetarians are thought to be simply health conscious? Let me know what you think.

Source: Ecorazzi.com

The NFL comes to Los Angeles

Being that football season is in full swing…and I’m a football fan I thought this article was pretty interesting. Both the NBA Clippers and the MLB Dodgers call Los Angeles home but the city doesn’t have an NFL team to call its own. That will soon change as the city prepares to build Farmers Field, the NFL’s greenest stadium.

The field which is slated to open in 2015 will be the first NFL stadium to receive LEED certification. When the California State Assembly passed a bill allowing the stadium to be built they also added provisions which requires the facility to be carbon neutral; including the emissions generated by fans traveling to and from the stadium by car.

 The company responsible for construction plans to have the lowest “cars per football game ticket holder” ratio of any NFL stadium and will seek on-site and regional alternative energy projects versus simply purchasing carbon credits.

I can’t wait to see how the stadium reaches their sustainability goals…..or who the lucky team may be. Football and sustainability, a perfect reason for me to visit LA. Stay tuned.  

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Wordless Wednesday (Rugby Style)

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Life University plays for National Championship

A Sustainable LIFE would like to congratulate the Life University Rugby Super League team who will be playing for the National Championship this Saturday (May 21, 2010).

  Location: Life University

Game Time: 2:00 p.m.

Tailgate Party: Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person (general admission); LIFE students/staff get in free with Life University ID

Opponent: San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club

Please come out to support our very own Running Eagles!

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NBA & NFL GO Green

Meatless Monday update: I successfully completed my first Meatless Monday. Oatmeal for breakfast, veggie pizza for lunch and veggies for dinner (leftovers from Sunday). Not bad (If I must say so myself) for my first attempt at a day without meat. A couple people suggested that I focus on what I could eat, rather than would I couldn’t eat and that really made the difference for me. I’m actually looking forward to next Monday!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program……

The 2011 NBA season will be a little more eco-friendly as they have unveiled a new lighter, faster-drying jersey made from 60% recycled materials. The new jerseys are part of a system called the Revolution 30.

 

Not to be outdone by the NBA, the NFL’s N.Y. Jets have placed more than 3,000 solar panels on the roof of their team headquarters and training facility located in Florham, Park, New Jersey. The new solar system will provide the facility with 750,000 kwh of energy annually, saving the team tens of thousands of dollars. The project will reduce CO2 emissions by 540 MT a year, about the equivalent of taking over 100 cars off the road A statement by team official says that “this project is the first of many green initiatives on behalf of the team, and we are proud to be green in color and also in deed.” Im traditionally a Steelers fan but in this case…GO Jets!!!!

 

Source: ecorazzi.com

News from the World Cup

In keeping in tune with yesterday’s “Sports Go Green” post we have exciting news from the World Cup. The new United States Men’s National Soccer Team home kit (which is  soccer speak for jersey) is described by Nike as the “most environmentally-friendly, technologically-advanced kit in history”.  The jersey is made entirely from recycled polyester, each being made from up to eight plastic water bottles.  Go Team USA!

  

Photo: Nike