The Green Burp TM
The WBF maintains a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability and has developed a Green Burp TM protocol for all WBF burping contests, whether they be duration, decibel, or burp-talking events.
Most animals, when they burp, release digestive gases, largely methane gas, which can contribute collectively to the earth's growing greenhouse gas problem. The WBF Green Burp TM is a methane- and carbon-nuetral burp that is generated from the ingestion of air, or pre-existing carbonated beverages, and is not generated from the build-up and subsequent release of digestive gases.
The Green Burp TM, also known as the "synthteic burp," or "competition burp," is most frequently produced by ingesting quantities of warm carbonated beverage. Some competitors are skilled enough to gulp or swallow air, thus enabling a burp. In either case, no new harmful gases are released into the environment.
The WBF is developing a fundraising effort to purchase carbon credits to offset the electricity it uses in its headquarters office and during its events and hopes to become completely carbon nuetral as an organization by 2017.