Did you know that food waste is the largest contributor to U.S. landfills, and it is responsible for 135 million tons of greenhouse gases every year? This is one of several eye-opening facts presented at VenuceConnect this year in the Composting Mini Session. This session, presented by Mike Tully—national executive, sports, entertainment and gambling for Sodexo—highlighted to rising cost of food waste and sustainable practices that can help reduce waste and impact the bottom line. You can view a copy of the presentation here.
In the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Mini Session, David Muller, GSA membership director, introduced IAVM members to the Greener Cleaning Playbook. This publication is a guide to help venue operators develop and maintain green cleaning programs. The presentation highlighted a several key components to consider when implementing a program: training, types of chemicals, health benefits to front-line workers, and basic RFP information. A copy of the presentation can be found here, and the complete Greener Cleaning Playbook can be downloaded from the Green Sports Alliance website here.
These mini sessions are part of the educational offerings of the IAVM Sustainability Committee, whose focus is to foster partnerships and relationships with industry organizations and provide educational content on sustainability in IAVM conferences and publications.
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