Gallery: Three Thousand Dairy Cows Help to Offset the Super Bowl’s Gree...

 

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For this year’s Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, the ball won’t be the only thing being passed. Three thousand dairy cows from Green Meadows Farm in Michigan will do what they do best and produce manure destined for anaerobic digesters. Using microbes to break down the waste, the system captures methane that would otherwise enter the atmosphere and instead use it to generate electricity and power the digester itself. As one of three projects making up the “Geaux Green” initiative to offset greenhouse gas emissions, fans will be able to buy credits from Green Meadows Farm, or two other environmentally-friendly projects located in California and Texas.

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