|Brian giving the suites|
Since joining the GWCCA in December 2010, Tim's committed effort evolved the venue's sustainable practices and programs to new dimensions. The ZWA Blog, GWCC Hits Recycling Stride, gives an overview of impressive reuse | recycling systems in place during several major 2011 events.
|The compact FiltaFry system|
Another reduction example is Levy's shift to using only reusable china, flatware, glasses and napkins in the Dome's suite foodservice. Implemented with augmenting the guest experience as the catalyst, the practice reduces disposable product use and potential recycling contamination, a multiple win. The china service is a prime example of how solid business practices are also sustainable best practices.
|Equipment awaiting reuse|
Back-of-the-house recycling practices are strong and effective. Front-of-the-house recycling is challenging when the consumer is relied upon for separating trash from recyclable and compostable material. The SFCI Pilot Team brings experience with creating successful programs in other stadiums. Doug Kunnemann of NatureWorks along with Buzz Chandler of StalkMarket worked closely with the Portland Rose Garden on establishing their green game initiatives.
|Cardboard recycling in action|
With the foundation laid during the tour, Pilot committees are in the formation process. Team members will serve on three initial committees: Baseline & Metrics, Packaging and FOH Recycling Bins. Ei Program Director Susan Montgomery is orchestrating the committee formation and developing team action tasks.
For a pictorial tour overview, see the Ei FB album, 05-16-12 GA Dome Pilot Tour.
|GA SFCI Pilot Team @ tour end|
Stay tuned for blog posts announcing the GA Dome SFCI Pilot Team along with action tasks in process.