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Reforest the Tropics Receives Connecticut Sun’s “Community MVP” Award

The Connecticut Sun, currently the top-ranked team in the WNBA, honored Reforest the Tropics last week with its “Community MVP” award.  The award recognizes RTT’s ongoing efforts to sequester greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming.

The Connecticut Sun play basketball at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which is located at the Mohegan Sun Casino.  The owners of the casino, the Mohegan Tribe, are committed to sustainable growth and environmental consciousness.  Recently, the Mohegan Tribe partnered with Reforest the Tropics to plant a carbon-offset forest in Costa Rica.  The forest offsets carbon dioxide emitted from fuel cells that generate green electricity for the casino.  More information about the Mohegan Tribe’s innovative fuel cells is here [PDF].  More information about the Mohegan Tribe Forest, managed by RTT, is here.

In the picture below, the President of RTT, Dr. Herster Barres, receives the Community MVP award from a Connecticut Sun player.