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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maryland Green Hawks Becomes the First Green Pro Sports Team in the U.S.A.

Welcome to the Maryland Green Hawks -- the first green pro sports team. The NightHawks, who claimed to be the nation's longest-running minor-league basketball franchise, has changed its name to the GreenHawks and is attracting green-friendly sponsors such as Honest Tea, Sweet Green and CarbonFund.org. The team is holding an introductory event at which it promises a bamboo court, hemp nets and uniforms made from either recycled plastic or recycled bamboo.

The GreenHawks won't start playing until Jan. 16, but they've already been dubbed "the pride of Montgomery County," "a pioneer in promoting environmental conservation," and a team dedicated to "spreading the message environmental conservation to the community and its basketball fans."

The Washington Post article continues: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/11/welcome_to_americas_first_gree.html
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