Nets Host Sixers in First Ever CarbonNeutral NBA Game

The New Jersey Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the IZOD Center for the first NBA game in history to be CarbonNeutral. All of the fan automobile travel, staff travel, IZOD Center energy use, and the bus trip for the 76ers have been included in the overall carbon footprint.

The Nets are eliminating their carbon footprint for the game through offsetting by purchasing guaranteed and verified carbon credits. Barclays will be the underwriter for the offsetting program as part of its ongoing commitment to energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

This CarbonNeutral-themed Green Night will also include educating fans on what it means to be carbon neutral and what fans can do in their daily lives in regards to their personal commitment to the environment.

The Nets have chosen to support the following projects for their carbon offset program:

  • Kotmar Waste Heat Recovery in India
  • Sichuan Province Hydro Power in China
  • Rhine-Ruhr Waste Gas Power in Germany
  • Solar Water Heating Systems in Southern India

For more information on the Nets’ CarbonNeutral initiative, please visit www.netsgogreen.com.

So what exactly is CarbonNeutral?

The CarbonNeutral Company is the world’s leading carbon offset and climate consulting business, working with over 300 businesses and 50,000+ consumer clients.

CarbonNeutral is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company (TCNC) and is the leading brand mark and quality standard for action on climate change. Permission to display the
CarbonNeutral mark is only given to clients of TCNC when CO2 emissions have been measured and reduced to net zero through a program implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. This Protocol assures quality of offset projects, carbon footprint assessments and communication and is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group. The ‘audit trail’ includes an annual independent verification of CarbonNeutral programs – from contracts with carbon offset partners through to contracts with clients and everything in between.

The CarbonNeutral accreditation awarded to the Nets signifies that the emissions associated with the Nets commuting, business travel, premises and company vehicles have been calculated in accordance with the WRI/WBCSD GHG protocol and an equal number of carbon credits have been purchased on behalf of the Nets to neturalize these emissions (CarbonNeutral Company).