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Monthly Archives: April 2013

AEG, LA LIVE & STAPLES Center Host Full Calendar of Events for Earth Month

As part of AEG’s global effort to celebrate Earth Day, which include events across the world, the L.A. LIVE entertainment district and STAPLES Center where the LA KINGS, Lakers and Clippers play, is hosting an Earth Month with a series of environmental events. The series aims to promote steps toward environmental sustainability for the more than 300,000 people expected to attend the events at L.A. LIVE throughout the month.

The series of events, which has been coordinated with the sports teams that occupy the facility, culminates in a Kings game against the Dallas Stars on April 21, at which AEG will highlight its work with local non-profit organization Heal the Bay. On the following day, Earth Day, employees of the Kings, AEG and the STAPLES Center will team up with Heal the Bay for an organized beach cleanup at Dockweiler State Beach.

Lee Zeidman, senior vice president and general manager of the STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE, said, “We look forward to involving our fans and guests throughout the month of April and bringing awareness to the work we do here along with AEG 1EARTH and what they can take away and do at home to become more environmentally friendly.”

Click here to learn more about the Earth Month festivities at the STAPLES Center.

Chiefs Reveal “Extra Yard for the Environment” Sustainability Program

As part of their ongoing effort to promote environmental sustainability at Arrowhead Stadium and throughout the city, the Kansas City Chiefs recently revealed their Extra Yard for the Environment program. Designed to devise and implement new green policies for the Kansas City Chiefs, the program is also focused on green efforts in partnership with the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex that can disseminate to the wider community.

To further this last mission, the Extra Yard for the Environment will kick off with a community-wide recycling drive at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, April 20 for four hours starting at 9 am. Partnering with eight metro-area recycling allies, the Chiefs are accepting most recycling donations free of charge and are also accepting older electronic devices for safe recycling for a small fee.

The event will offer the opportunity both for the community to safely remove the detritus from their spring cleaning as well as provide the chance to share information and answer questions about the new Extra Yard for the Environment program.

 

 

Click here to learn more about the Chiefs’ efforts toward environmental sustainability and the Extra Yard.

 

London Olympics Set Bar for Waste Diversion at Legacy Events

A case study recently released by London Bio Packaging illuminates the quantitative impact of the comprehensive waste-diversion plan implemented by the 2012 London Olympics. Utilizing data from the London 2012 Post-Games Sustainability Report, the case study shows how the Olympiad was able to divert over 90% of all waste generated at the Games from reaching landfills.

With a strategy of reuse, recycling and composting, London organizers worked with London Bio Packaging to help mitigate the environmental impacts of welcoming 11 million people as participants, peripheral staff and paying spectators to the various venues of the Summer Games. With the use of over 120 million pieces of eco-friendly compostable packaging, such as Ingeo lined hot cups, the organizing committee was able to compost over 1700 tons of waste. An equivalent amount of solid wastes were able to be repurposed through reuse, and nearly 3000 tons of waste was also recycled.

“Everyone at London Bio Packaging is massively proud to have played our part in delivering what is being called ‘the most sustainable Olympics of the modern era,’” said Marcus Hill, managing director of London Bio Packaging. “We are now excited to help other events and organizations go ‘zero waste’!”

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