The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, has joined the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s (JMIC) Net Zero Carbon Events initiative alongside over 200 event industry organisations.
The united pledge, made earlier this month during the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), collectively represents and demonstrates the commitment of the event industry community to fight climate change and develop a roadmap for a net zero carbon future for events.
Ellen Schwartz, general manager of the LACC, said: “As a LEED Gold certified facility we are pleased to be associated with such distinguished organisations that enable the LACC to move the needle even further on our sustainability initiatives.”
In addition, the LACC has teamed up alongside human-i-t for a Tech Donation Drive, to recognise America Recycles Day 2021. During November, the LACC helped to reduce e-waste by collecting unwanted technology and giving it a new purpose. Approximately 410kg of equipment (such as laptops, monitors, mobile phones, and power cords) were collected from employees and partners of the LACC. These items will be repaired or used for parts to create refurbished technology which is then donated to underserved communities to promote digital inclusion.
The LACC has also been recognised with the Global Green Business Award 2021 for the Best Meeting & Convention Facility in California, US by Acquisition International.