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Nippon Professional Baseball Going Green

by on Mar.11, 2010 @ 11:14 pm, under NPB

The NPB announced on the 11th that for every minute a baseball game goes over three hours, they will put that much money towards helping support the growth of forests.  If I'm reading this right, the NPB will calculate the amount of carbon dioxide games emit past the three hour mark and then purchase that amount of "usage" from other entities (in this case, four towns in Hokkaido and Niigata prefecture) that are promoting the growth of forests.  In other words, a domestic version of the Kyoto Protocol.

Incidentally, the NPB is hoping to decrease the average length of a 9-inning game to 2 hours and 59 minutes this year.  Last season, an average 9-inning game lasted 3 hours and 8 minutes.

One comment on “Nippon Professional Baseball Going Green

  1. Andrew

    With Katsuya Nomura now retired, that should also help reduce the amount of CO2.

    /will be here all week
    //try the Gyutan

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