Going Green at the Tailgate

Going Green at the Tailgate

Amber Byfield
Sep 30, 2008

93008_tailgate_green.jpgWith the weather finally starting to turn here in Texas, it's a lot more fun to focus on the season that's well underway: football. And when we saw this post about tailgating recipes yesterday on The Kitchn, we really got to licking our chops.

So, why not wear your green to the tailgate, regardless of your team colors? That's exactly what these University of Texas Longhorn fans, appropriately called the Greenhorns, are doing. Jump below to see how.

According to the Statesman's short profile on green-minded U.T. fans Aaron and Jennifer Blades, the self-proclaimed Greenhorns, harness solar power and put it to good use. The sun powers a TV, an XBOX, and a couple of fans. They also use cleaner-burning propane in the grill and eat off reusable plates, utensils, and cups.

Of course, they have no problem enjoying local Texas beers—another sustainable choice.

To top it off, they've got a creative reuse of their own: the plywood beer pong table was used to board up windows on the couple's Houston house when Hurricane Ike barreled up the coast.

What are your ideas for going green at the tailgate, or greening your at-home football party?

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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