AEG Celebrates America Recycles Day
More than 35 AEG facilities-affiliated venues to participate in raising awareness about recycling
LOS ANGELES (November 16, 2017) - This week more than 35 AEG Facilities-affiliated arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers nationwide are celebrating America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized event organized by Keep America Beautiful to promote recycling in the United States. Throughout the week, AEG venues will host 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.
“AEG is committed to reducing its environmental impact through continued sustainable practices – including recycling,” said John Marler, AEG’s Vice President of Energy and Environment. “Through America Recycles Day, we are able to not only shine a spotlight on the importance of recycling, but help the communities around our venues dispose of items that can be hard to recycle, such as e-waste or clothing.”
The America Recycles Day activities organized by both AEG Facilities and AEG Presents-affiliated venues this year will include (but are not limited to) recycling drives in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, L.A. LIVE, in addition to Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia and the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu; partnerships with various nonprofit organizations and entities, such as Global Inheritance, Cellphones for Soldiers and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.
In addition, AEG’s LA Kings will team up with Global Inheritance to host a clothing drive on Nov. 16 prior to their game at STAPLES Center. LA Kings fans will be encouraged to recycle gently used clothing to benefit those in need. Specially designed LA Kings “Art of Recycling” collection bins, created by Jeremiah Garcia and Dart, will be located outside STAPLES Center at the Team LA Store. All donations will be met with a 20 percent-off coupon toward Renew, a clothing line made entirely from upcycled plastic bottles, which is sold at Team LA.
Celebrating America Recycles Day is just one element of AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate environmental sustainability program launched in 2007 and shortly after published the industry’s first sustainability report in 2010. To view or download the 2017 AEG Sustainability Report, please click here.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world's leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 150 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world's largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.