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San Diego Convention Center Corporation Receives Honors For Environmental Leadership And Sustainability Practices
The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC), a leader in environmental sustainability, has received two additional awards recognizing its eco-friendly activities; The 2010 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP Award) from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, and the 2010 Alonzo Award for Sustainable Business Practices from the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

“We’ve always embraced environmentally friendly practices since the day we opened,” said President and CEO Carol Wallace. “Our employees, led by our General Manger Brad Gessner, have been the real driving force behind our environmental sustainability efforts for more than two decades.” The 2010 WRAP Award is the third consecutive WRAP recognition from the State of California and the sixth time since 1998 that SDCCC has been acknowledged by the state for its recycling, waste reduction and environmental practices.

“Throughout its 20 years of operation, SDCCC has operated as a ‘green machine,’ donating food to the poor, composting what is not edible, eliminating garbage disposals, turning cooking oil into biodiesel fuel, recycling paper and wood scrap, purchasing recycled paper, drastically reducing paper use, training employees and counseling guests on waste reduction, and participating in sustainable trade, community, and college-level educational programs,” the state Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) said in a statement announcing the award.

In addition, the Downtown San Diego Partnership, which represents the interests of business, property owners and residents in downtown San Diego, awarded its Sustainable Business Practices Award to SDCCC because it “has gone above and beyond local, state and federal regulations in creating best practices in sustainability.” The San Diego Convention Center Corporation manages, markets and operates the San Diego Convention Center. In its 20-year history, the facility has proven to be a vital economic engine generating $18 billion in regional economic benefits and more than $360 million in tax dollars for the City of San Diego. For more information, please visit their website at