ocean to everglades
Miami, Florida provides an incomparable backdrop to connecting Super Bowl LIV to the environmental issues that connect all sports fans and venues globally. The Ocean To Everglades (O2E) Initiative is the Super Bowl LIV environmental campaign in partnership with NFL Green, Ocean Conservancy and The Everglades Foundation. Under the leadership of committee chair Eric Eikenberg, the CEO of The Everglades Foundation, O2E aims to leave a positive and sustainable legacy long after the final whistle of Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020. We will work to build the resiliency of South Florida communities by enhancing the connectivity between residents and the natural environment that surrounds them.
O2E hopes to leave a positive and sustainable legacy long after the final whistle of the Game on February 2, 2020. We will work to build the resiliency of South Florida communities by enhancing the connectivity between residents and the natural environment that surrounds them.
The Super Bowl Environmental Program is part of the NFL’s sustainability platform. Carried out in partnership with the local Super Bowl Host Committee and Verizon, the program aims to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl events and leave a positive, “green” legacy in host communities. These efforts include food recovery and distribution, recycling and solid waste management, recovery and donation of event and building materials, urban forestry projects and the use of “green energy” to power events.
The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Funds raised by the Foundation are used for scientific research, advancing understanding of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and to provide grants to our conservation partners. In addition to grants, the Foundation supports necessary legal actions to help protect the Everglades. Through environmental leadership, scientific expertise and policy experience, The Everglades Foundation works to protect and restore America’s Everglades. To learn more, please visit https://evergladesfoundation.org
Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. To learn more, please visit www.oceanconservancy.org
THE LAUNCH EVENT
On Monday, April 22, Governor Ron DeSantis and Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in the launch of Ocean To Everglades (O2E), the Super Bowl LIV environmental initiative in partnership with NFL Green, Ocean Conservancy and The Everglades Foundation. The Earth Day event began with a press conference at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center followed by a community beach cleanup at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee would like to thank our partners and everyone who attended the event, including the Miami Dolphins, our board members, elected officials and the press.
We look forward to all the great O2E events leading up to Super Bowl LIV and are excited to leave a lasting green legacy in South Florida.
PHOTO GALLERY – LAUNCH EVENT