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Seattle Vs. Denver: Who Wins the Sustainable Super Bowl?

Infographic: We pit two enviro-minded cities head-to-head in the first Sustainable America EcoSmackdown

Denver vs Seattle Eco Smackdown

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Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos fans may not see eye to eye about who they want to win Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII, but supporters of these two football teams do share one thing in common: They live in eco-minded cities that continually compete with each other for spots on sustainable city lists, like this or this. So we thought we’d pit Denver against Seattle in our own EcoSmackdown to see who really comes out on top on food and fuel sustainability issues.

Scroll through the infographic below to learn more about how each city ranks on the issues and see who wins our (nonscientific) competition. You can also follow along on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #SustainableSuperBowl. May the most eco team win!

Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks Sustainable Super Bowl

Amy Leibrock
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By the Numbers

Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.