On March 28, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will join millions worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event in support of the environment. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the LACC will turn off non-essential lights, primarily focusing on South and West towers as well as additional exterior lighting, as a symbolic call to action to protect our planet.
As part of a global Earth Hour campaign organized by AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program, LACC will join more than 40 AEG Facilities-affiliated venues in 33 cities, seven countries and four continents across the globe in celebrating its commitment to the environment.
“We are thrilled to participate in Earth Hour for the second year in a row here at the Los Angeles Convention Center,” noted Brad Gessner, AEG Facilities Senior Vice President and General Manager for the LACC. “It’s a great way for us to take advantage of our position in the community to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire people to take action.”
In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing and education. In 2015, the company is set to release its fourth AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.
“AEG has many initiatives to engage our guests and employees in sustainability,” said John Marler, senior director of energy and environment, AEG. “We place a strong emphasis on Earth Hour each year because it enables our very visible venues around the world to make a strong statement about the urgency of environmental issues.”
LACC is committed to reducing its environmental footprint by investing in sustainable products and technology; the facility holds the prestigious US Green Building Council’s LEED-EB GOLD Certification.
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