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This year, at the Detroit City Council's Green Task Force annual awards breakfast, Cobo Center received the Earth Day Business Award for being significantly invested and adjusting operations to prioritize sustainability for each event and on an ongoing basis for facility operations.

The City of Detroit Green Task Force is made up of numerous environmental advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, environmental businesses, government employees and residents. The Green Task Force works to create green jobs, improve environmental policy and build a more sustainable city.

The April 20th event is held each year to celebrate Earth Day and to recognize those individuals and businesses whose work is committed to securing Detroit as a more sustainable and resilient city.

Pictured left to right: Cedric Turnbore, Director of Operations; Kendra Cook, Senior Event Manager; Claude Molinari, General Manager; Kristin Shaw, Manager of Digital and Social Media; Greg DeSandy, Director of Sales and Event.

Cobo Center currently holds multiple industry and local recognitions for waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, and is becoming an industry-recognized destination for green events.

Statement From The Detroit City Council

"I am proud to recognize the hard work and efforts of our sustainable community who are working creatively and collectively to make Detroit the greenest city in the country," said Councilman Scott Benson, chair of the City Council's Green Task Force District 3.

Statement From  Cobo Center General Manager Claude Molinari

"We are humbled by this honor from the great city of Detroit.  This recognition of our ongoing sustainability efforts is truly appreciated."

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