FLAGSTAFF, AZ – (November 9, 2022) – NFL Green, the National Football League’s Environmental Program, teamed up with Terra BIRDS, the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Office, and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for a Super Bowl LVII community greening project at Flagstaff’s Historic Southside Community Garden. The project is one of nearly a dozen community greening projects being implemented throughout Arizona for Super Bowl LVII.
On Friday, November 11, 2022, community volunteers joined representatives from NFL Green, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, City of Flagstaff Sustainability Office and Terra BIRDS to plant trees, build and install new garden beds and expand the garden in preparation for the 2023 growing season.
SIGNIFICANCE: The NFL, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL partner Verizon, APS and Footprint have come together to fund community greening projects and leave a positive green legacy in the Super Bowl host community. Expansion of the Southside Community Garden will increase locally sourced food production, allowing more community members to grow food for themselves and their families.
About NFL Green
The National Football League has incorporated environmental projects into the management of special events for nearly 30 years. NFL Green is the NFL’s sustainability program which aims to reduce the environmental impact of events. These efforts include food recovery and distribution, recycling and solid waste management, recovery and donation of event and building materials, community greening and reforestation projects, the use of “green energy” to power events and Super Kids-Super Sharing, a community initiative to help support local youth.