09/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

RNC Strives To Be The Greenest Convention In GOP History

In the race for greenness, Republicans are picking up the pace for their upcoming national convention in St. Paul.

Think hybrid electric trucks delivering soft drinks to the Xcel Energy Center. Almost 300 containers for used cans, bottles, paper and all other things recyclable. A thousand bicycles available for convention-goers to get around the Twin Cities. Recycled desk chairs, cubicles and carpeting. Even 45,000 biodegradable discount cards for visitors.

"I think we are going to be the greenest convention in GOP history,' said Joanna Burgos, press secretary for the convention, which will be held Sept. 1-4.

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