BBVA Compass Stadium to Hold Community Recycling Drive for Earth Day

BBVA Compass Stadium to Hold Community Recycling Drive for Earth Day

Apr 17, 2014

Community Recycling Event Celebrates Earth Day!  BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facilities venue, will host a Community Recycling Event to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Tuesday, April 22. 

The public is encouraged to drop off recycling items between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the corner of Walker and Hutchins Streets.  Accepted items include plastic, paper, aluminum, and cardboard.  Free coffee will be available to participants, compliments of Starbucks located inside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

BBVA Compass Stadium, along with the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, have partnered on a variety of green initiatives for the 2014 season including Earth Hour, Earth Day, America Recycles Day, Bike to the Game and the launch of METRO Light Rail later this year.

Earth Day serves the purpose of spreading awareness about green initiatives and cleaning up the planet of unnecessary garbage that could be recycled and reused.  It also serves to show the power each one of us has to make a difference that taking even the seemingly smallest measures can help lower the toxic emissions of garbage by reducing the amount of it sitting in landfills.  Earth Day began in 1970 and has become a nationally recognized day of recycling and energy conservation throughout the world.

In 2013, the second AEG 1EARTH sustainability report outlined AEG’s progress towards reducing the energy and carbon footprint of the venues in our portfolio.  AEG’s ongoing commitment to improving venue operations and the effort to identify environmental best practices are important steps to achieving these reductions.

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.  With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.

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