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The Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which includes the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park, is committed to environmental responsibility in order to preserve our facilities and natural resources for future generations of Georgians.

The Georgia Dome staff incorporates sustainability into everyday practices, like separating recyclables from trash in the seating areas after events, incorporating more efficient electrical and water fixtures in upgrades, using green cleaning products to improve the air quality, and choosing to purchase more environmentally-friendly products whenever possible.

In FY13, the Georgia Dome:
-Collected almost 135 tons of materials for diversion from landfills, including 47.05 tons of single-stream recycling (23% increase over FY12), as well as compost, cardboard, and donated food
-Partnered with the Atlanta Falcons, Novelis and Waste Pro to support the “Rise Up & Recycle” campaign for the 2012 Atlanta Falcons football season


 

-Worked with the NCAA Men’s Final Four and many community representatives to support the goal of the 2013 Men’s Final Four in Atlanta to be the greenest yet CLICK HERE



In FY13, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus:

-Diverted 768 tons, or 1.54 million pounds, of recyclable material from landfills
-Participated in Earth Hour for the third consecutive year and the second consecutive year of the Downtown Atlanta Earth Day Clean Up Challenge (http://earthday2013atlanta.org/)
-Partnered with other sustainability-minded organizations to produce the third Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (www.collegiatesportssustainability.org) to promote sustainability in college and university athletics programs
-Hosted fellow members of the US Green Building Council Georgia branch (http://www.usgbcga.org/) on a sustainability tour of the Georgia Dome
-Tim Trefzer, Sustainability Coordinator for the GWCCA, spoke on a Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable panel discussing “Sustainable Hospitality and Economic Development,” the Georgia Recycling Coalition panel “Access, Evaluate, Educate” and on a Green Meetings Industry Council panel entitled “Planning Large Events with Sustainability in Mind”

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-Hosted required training program “Growing Green, Changing Habits” for all GWCCA employees

For additional information, please contact Tim Trefzer at ttrefzer@gwcc.com