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Tuesday Round-Up: CenturyLink Field Honored With Sustainability Gold Award

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, October 29 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

2019 Community Impact Award Winner: CenturyLink Field

If you happened to order French fries with your Bud Light while at the Seahawks’ Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, you may not have even known where the potatoes used to make the fries came from.

The clash of conferences took place a couple of weeks back at CenturyLink Field was the Seahawks’ annual sustainability game, something put on by the stadium once per season. More than 6,000 pounds of potatoes sold are grown using compost from the stadium’s diverted food waste.

Recycled potatoes and more, CenturyLink Field was recently recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency with the Gold Award in the Sustainability category of this year’s Community Impact Awards.

On top of all food service products being compostable, the multi-purpose stadium has a 97% waste-diversion rate, which is the amount of waste diverted from the landfill for recycling. Seattle Business Magazine reads that the stadium also “uses 100% paper-based, ocean-degradable straws, and 25% of the stadium’s energy consumption is generated by on-site solar power.”

This isn’t the first time that the EPA has honored the stadium for sustainability. CenturyLink Field was given a regional ‘Food Recovery Award’ for donating nearly 14,000 pounds of food to local food banks in July of 2019.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, as they promote some of this year’s Salute to Service swag.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle lists ten numbers of note from the Seahawks’ Week 8 win in Atlanta. Boyle also recaps the team’s injury updates, including center Justin Britt’s knee, from Coach Carroll’s Monday press conference.

Joe Fann from NBC Sports Northwest shares four takeaways from head coach Pete Carroll’s Monday presser. Fann also dives into C Justin Britt’s thoughts on his injury and LB Bobby Wagner explaining the value of trading jerseys with fellow NFL players.

Brent Stecker from 710 ESPN Seattle analyzes Coach Pete Carroll’s thoughts moving forward as the Seahawks head into the second half of the season. Stecker also expands on center Joey Hunt stepping up and Brock Huard’s thoughts on the recent performance of safety Marquise Blair.

Adam Jude at The Seattle Times offers ‘The Final Word,’ as he reviews what went right in the Seahawks’ win over the Falcons. Jude also reports on C Justin Britt’s injury.

Gregg Bell from The Tacoma News Tribune writes up a story about LB Bobby Wagner feeling ‘humbled’ after becoming the Seahawks’ all-time leader in tackles.

Michael-Shawn Dugar from The Athletic shares his ‘morning after thoughts’ from the team’s win on Sunday.

Fan photos from the Seattle Seahawks' road game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season,.

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