Gators Going Green for Big Game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ The Gators are changing their trademark orange and blue colors to green this weekend as they face off against the Seminoles.

The University of Florida is trying to become the first U.S. university to try to counteract the greenhouse gases created by a single college football game.

The act doesn't involve any changes at the stadium. The school is arranging for about 18 acres in rural North Florida to be set aside as a pine plantation for 10 years.

The trees will absorb an amount of greenhouse gases equivalent to the amount the school estimates will be produced by the 88,000 fans heading to the game.

School officials say the game will produce an estimated 1, 750 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Car emissions will be the major contributor.

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