Writing in the dark: Confessions of a Sustainability Officer


I’m writing this blog post while sitting in the dark in the middle of an empty building, and I love it! Before you think I’ve totally lost my marbles, let me explain. As the Sustainability Officer at the MTCC, I am tasked with reducing the environmental footprint of the facility. One of the biggest areas of focus is energy conservation; we can consume up to 2,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) in a given month, the same … Continue reading

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A farewell to our Zero Waste Events


But don’t worry; it’s a happy goodbye! In 2005, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre started a radical program designed to reduce the environmental footprint of events hosted here. Its name: the Zero Waste Event. We’d been recycling as a facility for quite some time before launching this sustainable meeting solution, but this was to be something new. The idea was simple: collect all the stuff produced by an event, keep it separate from anything else … Continue reading

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