INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - As Colts fans get ready for the 2010 Super Bowl many people arealso preparing for the one two years away.
Indianapolis will host the game in 2012.
Friday morning, the committee leading the effort introduced twonew programs that they hope all of Central Indiana willembrace.
One is the "Super Scarves" program. It aims to have 8,000 blueand white scarves knitted, for volunteers to wear when the big gamearrives. Organizers want anyone who knits or would like to learnhow to pick up a scarf kit at one of several local knitting stores.The public library system is also offering knitting classes. ( Click here to read more )
The second initiative is called the "Green Corps."
For the next two years, hundreds of current high schoolsophomores will serve as environmental ambassadors, encouragingpeople to change their habits.
"Carpooling to work, carpooling to school, checking sensors onyour sprinklers in your landscaping, installing 3-way lamps, usingfans to move the air throughout your house, simple things," saidSara Snow of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee. "Air-drying yourdishes, air-drying your laundry. Very simple, simple things thatactually will add up."
Ben Davis Sophomore Gigi Cabello said, "I hope to encourage mywhole entire school district Wayne Township to get involved in thecommunity. We need to start small and then eventually make ourwhole township and ultimately the whole city look good."
Organizers will gauge the success of the Green Corps programthrough a Web site .
It features a carbon tracker and a water tracker. Thetrackers gauge how much the organizers claim the city is savingwhen people take various "green" steps.
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