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The Philadelphia Eagles football team will reimburse its employees living in the Philadelphia region and New Jersey who purchase wind energy - making it the first organization to pick up this type of cost for employees. The reimbursement is part of the team's Go Green campaign, which was launched in 2003.

"We hope to serve as an example for NFL teams and the corporate sector," says Christina Lurie, the team's owner. "Game days have a huge environmental impact considering traffic, trash, energy and material consumption, and water use. They are also opportunities for education and awareness."

If an employee purchases 300 kW of wind energy, it is equivalent to planting 268 trees every year or not driving 3,600 miles, the organization says. Considering the Eagles would get at least 100 employees to participate, the purchases would equal more than 26,800 trees planted.

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