The 2007 Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team, presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., is the first "carbon netural" pro sports team in the United States. The team has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy of Boulder, Colorado, to offset 100% of all carbon pollution the team generates with renwable wind power. The renewable energy credits (REC) offset all team athlete and management home electricity use, team transportation emissions, and all carbon pollution from team vehicles driven in support of nearly 120 days of racing in 2007.
The team's purcase of wind energy credits has the same impact as not driving 670,000 miles, planting 8,500 trees, or preventing the burning of 345,000 pounds of coal, according to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder and president Ken Grossman commented, "We're proud of theleadership position the team has taken on this important issue and sincerely hope others will follow."
The 12-rider Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team, presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. includes four
holdovers from the 2006 campaign and eight newcomers. The 2007 roster is the strongest ever fielded by the team and includes the reigning Canadian National Road Champion, NORBA National XC Champion, US Cyclocross National Champion, U-23 US Cyclocross National Champion and a former 5-time Canadian national champion.