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The Vikings participated in a zero-waste playground build at Crestview Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, MN. All materials from the old playground were reused or recycled and all unused material during the build was also recycled.
We have a green initiative called "Planet Purple". Visit www.vikings.com/outreach/planet-purple.html to read more.
Minnesota Vikings players and staff joined students from Jenny Lind School to plant 133
trees around the school and in Bohannan Park.
Last season, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Public Schools and Toro also helped plant trees and educate students along with the Vikings.
Vikings country "Green Your Routine" featured simple yet effective ways to save energy and conserve natural resources in everyday life. The Vikings sent emails featuring eco-friendly tips, a public service announcement from Viktor and other ways to "Green Your Routine"
The Vikings players and staff participated in "Carpool Friday"helping to conserve fuel and cutting back on pollution and they encouraged everyone in Vikings country to participate.
Vikings Quarterback Sage Rosenfels was on hand at the Eden Prairie Best Buy helping promote the recycling of used electronics at select Best Buy locations. People were encouraged to drop off their broken or unwanted electronics items (limit of 2 items per person), and the first 100 customers to bring in their items received an autograph and Vikings-branded re-usable shopping bag.
In the 2009-2010 season, the Vikings offset 100% of the electricity used to power the Metrodome for all home games, through the purchase of renewable energy as part of Xcel Energy Windsource program.
During Planet Purple Week, volunteers were at the tailgate lots before the game to recycle plastic bottles.