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San Diego Convention Center Honored for Environmental Efforts
San Diego Convention Center Honored for Environmental Efforts
Commitment to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ earns Convention Center
second consecutive WRAP Award


Since opening 20 years ago, the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) has been a green industry leader and continues to receive accolades for environmental stewardship including a recent 2009 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) honor. The SDCC also received this award in 2008 as well as 2003.

The WRAP Award is administered by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, a state agency designated to oversee, manage and track the millions of tons of waste generated in California. The annual award recognizes businesses who innovatively work to reduce their environmental impact. Last year the SDCC diverted more than 526 tons of material from landfills, donated 100 tons of food to local charities and composted 150 tons of food waste.

“We are proud to be honored by WRAP for the second consecutive year in a row for our environmental efforts,” said Brad Gessner, general manager of the San Diego Convention Center. “Our employees embody the Center’s ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ philosophy and are personally responsible for us earning this award once again. Each day, their efforts continue to help preserve California’s resources for the next generation.”

Now celebrating 20 years of success, the Convention Center has generated $18.3 billion in regional economic impact, $364 million in tax revenues for the City of San Diego and supports 12,500 jobs countywide. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is a public benefit corporation created by the city to exclusively market, manage and operate the 2.6 million sf waterfront facility.
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