Championship will offset emissions

A slip of the tongue told the story Canadian Football League commissioner Mark Cohon was trying to convey yesterday.



Cohon referred to the league’s annual championship as the "Green Cup" before quickly correcting himself.


The real title is, of course, the Grey Cup and the game, and its accompanying shenanigans, are scheduled to be held in Toronto in a couple weeks. "Maybe we’ll change the name," he said jokingly during a telephone news conference.

The league found sponsors for three steps to make Canada’s largest single-day sporting event more environmentally benign — and to raise the consciousness of the tens of thousands of fans who will attend the parties and the game itself on Nov. 25.

one of the steps

  • Carbon dioxide emissions associated with the event will be offset through a Vancouver reforestation project run by Toronto-based Zerofootprint.