This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
Professional sports venues were early adopters of sustainability. Solar panels, miniature wind turbines, more responsible food choices, rainwater collection systems, and recycling stations began to pop up at arenas and stadiums across the U.S. several years ago. From baseball and football to basketball, hockey, golf and auto racing, stakeholders began to realize they were in a perfect position to spread messages about key environmental issues—and fans responded enthusiastically.
AEG’s LA Kings, LA Galaxy, Eisbären Berlin, Ontario Reign, Amgen Tour of California and AEG Rugby to commit to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework; Become first teams in respective leagues to commit to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced its pledge to support the United Nation’s (UN) Sports for Climate Action Framework (Framework).
Many companies have already focused their carbon-reduction plans on the SBTi’s former criteria aligned with a 2-degree scenario and may have to scramble to meet the new goal. But several are already ahead of the game and have certified their targets through SBTi’s new standard.
The global sports and entertainment company AEG is one of those in the vanguard—and it’s raising the bar for the industry.
The Four-Football-Field Long Mural and Accompanying Artwork was Hand-Painted by More Than 7,000 Individuals in Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/- The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, recently revealed a massive, hand-painted mural created by Portraits of Hope, titled Shaping LA. The mural, spanning the length of four football fields, and accompanying artwork will be displayed for approximately six months on the LACC’s South Hall facing the 110 freeway and on the ground level of the facility in and around the West Hall parking garage and walkway facing STAPLES Center.
STAPLES Center, Oracle Arena, KFC Yum! Center and more host sustainability-focused events in local communities to celebrate Earth Month
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Throughout the month of April, AEG Facilities venues around the United States hosted a variety of sustainability-focused events in their local communities in celebration of Earth Month and AEG’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
Through AEG 1EARTH, the company’s industry-leading sustainability program, AEG Facilities staff planted trees, built gardens, cleaned trails and stretches of highway, collected e-waste and more.
AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world, partnered with Peace Over Violence to further sexual assault awareness for the 20th Annual Denim Day on April 24, 2019.
In addition to encouraging its employees to wear denim to raise awareness about the campaign, AEG agreed to match its employees’ donations to Peace Over Violence, which coupled with the company’s initial pledge, has resulted in an approaching total of $10,000.
More than 20 AEG Facilities employees from Gila River Arena spent the day cleaning local parks in the Glendale, Ariz. Community
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In Celebration of Earth Day today, more than 20 AEG Facilities employees at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. spent the day cleaning and picking up trash at Grand Canal Linear Park and Glendale Heroes Regional Park.
Employees walked more than six and half miles on the trails that connect the two parks located just blocks from the arena collecting more than 40 bags of trash.
The park cleanup was in conjunction with AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading sustainability program to manage and reduce the company’s environmental impact.
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ —AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today on Earth Day 2019, that the company has adopted a new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, based on the 2018 Global Warming of 1.5˚ C report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
AEG’s ASCSC Community Foundation and the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted the 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day Celebration earlier today at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium for more than 1,000 children and families in the surrounding communities of Carson, Calif. The event featured LA Galaxy Star Squad, LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo and the Easter Bunny, courtesy of the Southbay Pavilion Mall.
In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, activities also included face painting, the Wildlife Learning Center Petting Zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, Cozmo and more.
Since 2016 AEG has raised more than $70,000 for the American Lung Association through its participation in Fight For Air Climb Los Angeles event
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In a combined effort to advance its employees’ health and well-being and support the American Lung Association (ALA), AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company raised nearly $20,000 for ALA through its involvement with the 2019 Fight For Air Climb in Los Angeles on April 6 – bringing the company’s collective fundraising total over the past four years to more than $70,000 for ALA.
During the event, more than 80 AEG employees gathered to climb 63 flights of stairs in the Aon Center in downtown Los Angeles following fundraising for ALA.