Green Team Committee

Through transparency, dedication, and leadership, we strive to operate a facility that supports an environmentally sustainable world.

Internal Culture: 

We meet monthly to discuss innovative new ways to green our facilities and surrounding environment. We also examine healthier ways to promote a sustainable work culture.

We follow a reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle approach. Our staff is empowered to save any material possible!

We offer weekly Sustainability Tips and Community Partner Updates. This content is built around environmental sustainability, such as The Hive (our beehive newsletter!).

External Partnerships: 

Our two venues partner with Visit Salt Lake, Centerplate, and Encore on sustainable events. These five organizations currently hold four Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards (most in the events industry). This has made us one of the world’s most sustainable trade show destinations.

Since 2017, the Green Team and our event partners have diverted over 700,000 lbs of event material and 100,000 meals to community partners (over $1 million of value).

Our Green Team (and much of our convention district) aims for zero waste (Pledge 12: Zero Waste)/zero carbon (Pledge 13: Climate Action) future! We are striving for 2030 for these.

New Targets: 

We’ve built an advanced tool for tracking landfill diversion. We aim to design a similar tool for carbon footprint.

We are currently working with hotels and local general service contractors on adding more supplier EIC certifications. We are also the first destination to offer event clients a program to certify their event to sustainability (click here to read more).

Related Pledges

Food Rescue

  Help those in need through food rescue programs and/or reduction of food waste wherever possible.

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Create an atmosphere to promote curiosity, education, and training.

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Water Conservation

  Utilize water efficiently through management practices and infrastructure improvements.

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Energy Conservation

Utilize energy conservation through management practices and infrastructure improvements, including renewable energy strategies.

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  Seek opportunities to grow our industry, provide positive economic impact to our community, and provide career opportunities for our staff.

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Innovation & Technology

  Successfully participate in our industry by providing innovative services, infrastructure, and technology.

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Zero Waste

Strive for zero waste operations, using creative approaches to sustainable purchasing, recycling, donating, and upcycling.

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Climate Action

  Contribute to a sustainable future for people, planet, and prosperity through responsible and innovative practices.

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Air Quality

  Take an active role in addressing local air quality issues through carbon reduction strategies.

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Green Space

  Offer living buildings by incorporating nature-based environments, such as plants, gardens, and more in our work spaces.

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  Foster community partnerships to accomplish and celebrate the sustainable hospitality pledges.

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Our‌ ‌You‌ ‌Are‌ ‌Here‌ ‌committees‌: Safety & Security, Diversity & Community Wellbeing, Customer Service, and the Green Team ‌share‌ ‌responsibility‌ ‌to‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌our‌ ‌17‌ ‌sustainable‌ ‌hospitality‌ ‌pledges.‌ ‌ ‌Any‌ ‌questions‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌experience‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌sent‌ ‌to‌ ‌McKell Nelson, Sustainable Events Coordinator,