Multiple venues participating in events at the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition have undertaken a range of impactful sustainability initiatives. Delve into the details below to learn about the collective efforts driving positive change.
Diverted from Landfill:
The amount of coffee the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition consumed over its show days, was enough to put two people completely through the Change Please program.
This provided vital services to two people who were experiencing homelessness-- got them through their barista training program, and got them placed in a permanent workforce situation along with temporary housing.
ASAE had signage at each coffee station and a looped video with the dessert stations inside the exhibit hall, explaining all about their program and how the coffee we were purchasing was going towards such a great program.
ASAE signage and booth insert graphics are printed on recyclable material and separated from non-recyclable materials at the end of the conference.
Recycled carpeting provided for use inside the Expo. Post-show, all carpet is returned for reuse.
All metal structures are reused and recycled from event to event. At the end of their serviceable life, these elements are 100% recyclable.
Inventory props, counters, ribbon wall, and hanging sign frames are all reused and recycled from event to event.
Please visit one of the sustainability stations located within the ASAE Marketplace. Drop your Items at any of the four staffed stations, for appropriate distribution to compost, recycle, and waste.
Waste Eliminator is a full-service waste management company that offers critical disposal, recycling, and environmental solutions. Waste Eliminator utilizes organic processing and depackaging facilities that allow the company to recycle or repurpose organic waste streams, including municipal wastewater and organic food products. In addition, Waste Eliminator blends these waste streams into nature-beneficial compost, fertilizer, and other soil amendments.
Service material used at 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is commercially compostable. Items have been tested at our waste partner’s facility and have been compostable certified.
Levy Restaurants is proud to partner with the following WMBE’s (women-owned or minority-owned business enterprise) to provide products and services:
One Heart Ministries
Our core values are to love God and to love all people. Missions include- Feeding the Homeless at Repairers of the Breech in Covington, GA, and Xtra Mile Food Pantry satellite locations at Milstead Baptist Church and Park Place Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA.
GWCCA’s downtown Atlanta campus is buzzing with three hives of its own, located in the pocket park at the corner of Northside Drive and Joseph Boone Blvd. The GWCCA’s 60,000-plus honeybees provide sweet treats for the in-house bakery and help to rebuild healthy bee populations in our community!
Learn more: gwcca.org/sustainability#03
Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been dedicated to being a Zero Waste Stadium since its opening is 2017. In 2022 Mercedes-Benz Stadium became the first professional sports stadium to be TRUE certified at a Platinum Level.
Read an overview of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s sustainability effort at mercedesbenzstadium.com/sustainability/.
Our guiding principle is to buy the best possible ingredients; collaborative and supportive relationships with farmers and suppliers are the cornerstone.
In addition to established personal farm and supplier relationships, we leverage our procurement system to support our sourcing strategy as follows:
Our teams also work to source compostable disposables, reducing the footprint of single-use plastics throughout our catering operations.
Learn more: georgiaaquarium.org/leed-green-building/
At the Closing Celebration, we will utilize compostable cups, plates and cutlery. In addition, our standard day-to-day operations include recycling cooking oils and sending spent grains from the micro-brewery to a local cattle farmer.
We also have ongoing improvements with our purchasing and use local when possible and we have more accurate purchasing to prevent waste and overproduction of food for events. We purchase compostable containers and offer straws on demand.
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