Pro Cyling Goes Carbon Neutral

With large events such as the 2006 World Cup, the 2006 Turin Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics going carbon neutral, the time may be ripe for smaller sporting organizations to do the same. The first American sporting team to become carbon neutral has arrived, and it may come as no surprise that the sport involved is professional cycling. The (deep breath) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (whew) is poised become the first American pro sports team to go carbon neutral by purchasing 460,600 kWh of wind power credits. KGPCTpbSNBC, as Grist dubbed it, not only plans to offset its team travel emissions for the 2007 season, but also for the support vehicles used in races and each team members’ home electricity usage. After all the frequent flier miles, it seems as if even a seeminly green-friendly sport such as cycling can turn out to be somewhat less than. So, kudos to the awkwardly named KGPCTpbSNBC - let’s hope other teams and sports follow their lead (paging NASCAR). ::LOHAS via ::Grist

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