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Exhibition Place Wins Silver Facility Management Award 2011 Recycling Council Of Ontario Awards


TheRecycling Council of Ontario awarded Exhibition Place the Silver Facility Management Award, which recognizes buildings that showcase an internal waste minimization program. Exhibition Place is honored to receive RCO’s Silver award for outstanding achievement through its GREENSmart Program.

Exhibition Place’s GREENSmart Program was established in 2004, and incorporates a number of environmental initiatives which reflect our goal of environmental responsibility and leadership with respect to sustainability, energy production and waste reduction. The Recycling Council of Ontario honors those who demonstrate excellence and leadership in the creation of waste reduction/diversion initiatives. The Awards are integrated into the celebration of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which aims to inform and engage Canadians about the environmental and social ramifications of wasteful practices. It strives to educate, engage and empower Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

“We are proud to be recognized for the continuous hard work and committed leadership of our staff at Exhibition Place, and look forward to introducing new and innovative ideas to our award winning Program,” says chair of the Board, Councillor Mark Grimes.

In Ontario, Waste Reduction Week took place October 17-23, 2011, with the Waste Minimization Awards ceremony on October 19, 2011 at Allstream Centre.

About Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment venue, attracting over 5.3 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to sport, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Through the GREENSmart program, Exhibition Place serves as a model for other organizations to operate successfully while being environmentally friendly. For information contact: Laura Purdy, Exhibition Place, at (416) 263-3020 or lpurdy@explace.on.ca.
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