NOAA Reserve Hosts First-Ever Carbon-Offset Initiative by U.S. Pro Football Team

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The Philadelphia Eagles football team will expand mangrove and seagrass restoration efforts at Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in order to offset travel-related emissions, in a partnership with the Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Foundation.

The Philadelphia Eagles football team has agreed to restore seagrasses and mangroves at NOAA’s Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Puerto Rico, in order to offset carbon emissions stemming from team travel. The research reserve is an ideal site for this unprecedented pro team agreement, because it features abundant mangroves and seagrasses and is already engaged in restoration and carbon-capture efforts. The Philadelphia Eagles’ carbon-offset counting starts from the 2020 season. The team is partnering with the Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Foundation on this project.

Eighty percent of project funds will go toward the restoration effort’s labor and supply needs. Ten percent will expand public education and scientific efforts, and 10 percent will support project administration and infrastructure.

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