Environmental Sustainability at Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater and Convention Center
What We’re Doing
At Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater and Convention Center, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact. We do so through ongoing efforts to save energy and water, recycle, purchase environmentally preferable products, and help raise awareness of environmental issues. Here are just a few of the projects we have implemented to minimize our environmental impact:
Created a recycling program for glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, paper and more
Created a composting program for food waste and paper towels
Installed water-efficient toilets, urinals and faucets throughout the facility
Switched lighting to energy-efficient LED or CFL fixtures in many areas
Created a program to purchase recycled-content toilet paper and paper towels
Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater and Convention Center are proud to participate in AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program. Through AEG 1EARTH, we:
Exchange environmental best practices with other venues
Track our environmental performance on a monthly basis, measuring energy consumption, water usage, and waste diversion
Contribute to AEG’s progress towards its 2020 Environmental Goals
To learn more about AEG’s sustainability efforts and progress towards its 2020 Environmental Goals, please visit the AEG 1EARTH website and read AEG’s Sustainability Report.
What You Can Do
We’re doing our best to reduce our environmental impact and hope you will join us in our efforts. Here are a few tips to make your visit more environmentally friendly:
Consider walking, biking, taking public transit, or carpooling to avoid traffic, save on gas and parking, and reduce your carbon footprint. Get directions here.
Help us increase our recycling rate by placing all waste and recyclables into designated receptacles – if you aren’t sure where to put something, please ask!
Turn off water faucets when you’re finished – let us know if you spot any leaks
Use only as many disposable items (e.g., paper towels, napkins, utensils) as you need