Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Manly Decision

It's almost that time of year again. We are just weeks away from the start of a new NRL season. Of course, i will once again be supporting my beloved Brisbane Broncos, as they embark on their 20th season.

As such, it is with mixed emotions that today i praise Brisbane's former arch-nemesis, the Manly Sea Eagles. As reported on NRL news, the Sea Eagles have joined forces with Energy Australia to make a positive move against climate change.

For every unit of energy used at the Sea Eagles' Brookvale Oval, Energy Australia will provide the same amount of electricity from a renewable energy project. And to promote green energy, Manly will wear green jerseys for their pre-season match against the Melbourne Storm.

For the record, it is estimated that the impact of 11 home games at Brookvale (using coal power) is equivalent driving from Sydney to Queensland and back 375 times.

My favourite quote came from Energy Australia's Retail General Manager Tim O'Grady, who managed at least two rugby league puns. “The Sea Eagles are taking practical steps to tackle climate change head on ... The Sea Eagles should be congratulated for taking this step - but also for going that extra yard". Do you reckon he meant it?

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