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32 AEG Facilities-Affiliated Venues Celebrate America Recycles Day

Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2015) Last week, 32 AEG Facilities-affiliated arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers nationwide celebrated America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized event organized by Keep America Beautiful to promote recycling in the United States. AEG venues hosted a variety of events, from cell phone recycling drives to recycling awareness campaigns, to encourage guests, employees, and community members to make recycling a part of their lives.

“Recycling is an essential element of AEG’s work to reduce our environmental impact,” said John Marler, AEG’s Senior Director, Energy and Environment. “In addition to our ongoing efforts to promote recycling in our venues, we celebrate America Recycles Day because it gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of recycling and help our neighbors responsibly dispose of items that can be hard to recycle, like e-waste or clothing.”

The America Recycles Day activities organized by AEG Facilities-affiliated venues this year included:

  • 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado hosted a cell phone recycling drive for employees
  • BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas partnered with Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo to host a community recycling drive collecting e-waste, batteries, cell phones, clothing, and more to benefit Dynamo Charities
  • Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i hosted a “Recycle Mania” competition, challenging employees to see who could recycle the most material during the week of America Recycles Day
  • Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania hosted its biannual community recycling drive for e-waste and scrap metal
  • KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky partnered with the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team to organize a “Keep Warm” drive at the November 9th game, urging fans to donate used winter clothing to benefit Wayside Christian Mission
  • L.A. LIVE, Microsoft Theater, and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California partnered with Goodwill to host an e-waste recycling drive for employees and tenants
  • Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California held an employee aluminum tab recycling drive to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House and educate employees about the benefits of aluminum recycling
  • Oracle Arena in Oakland, California partnered with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and Levy Restaurants to launch a “Get Caught Recycling” campaign during the Warriors’ November 14th game, awarding signed jerseys and other prizes to guests “caught” recycling at the arena
  • Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California hosted cell phone recycling drives to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Rabobank Arena, Theater, and Convention Center in Bakersfield, California partnered with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful and Aramark to host “Bakersfield Recycles Day,” a community recycling drive collecting e-waste, clothing, tires, construction materials, and more
  • Showbox at the Market and Showbox SoDo in Seattle, Washington hosted a community e-waste recycling drive
  • The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California held a recycling education campaign during the November 14th Circa Survive show
  • Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri partnered with Bridging the Gap to host a community e-waste recycling drive
  • StubHub Center in Carson, California partnered with Goodwill to host a community recycling drive for used clothing, household goods, e-waste, and more
  • Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota organized an e-waste recycling collection for employees
  • The Bluebird, Gothic, and Ogden Theatres in Denver, Colorado joined forces to host a community e-waste and cell phone recycling drive
  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace organized a used clothing and e-waste drive for employees, with donations benefitting The Blind Center of Las Vegas
  • Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California partnered with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls to host an e-waste and used goods collection at the Gulls’ November 14th game

Celebrating America Recycles Day is just one element of AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate environmental sustainability program. In 2015, AEG released its fourth environmental sustainability report, which provides an update on the company’s environmental efforts since launching the AEG 1EARTH program in 2007. For more information, read AEG’s 2015 Sustainability Report at www.aeg1earthreport.com.

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