The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s commitment to the environment is woven into the way the venue operates through AEG 1EARTH, AEG Ogden‘s environmental program that measures and quantifies the impact of our operations, identifies goals to guide decision-making, and provides tools to continually improve environmental performance.
AEG 1EARTH has set company-wide 2020 environmental goals with a focus on energy, water and waste. Brisbane Entertainment Centre tracks our progress toward these goals on a monthly basis through AEG Ecometrics which measures our resources consumed and wastes generated. Below are highlights from our environmental efforts:
ENERGY & CLIMATE
Brisbane Entertainment Centre recognises that certain human activities contribute to global climate change, which impacts public health and the environment. The best way for us to do our part is to reduce our overall energy demand through energy efficiency. Some of our energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives include:
Although we don’t have direct control over how patrons travel to events, we aim to help reduce the carbon emissions from our patrons commute through the following measures:
Living in a region that experiences drought, we believe water availability is one of the greatest challenges the world will face. We want to start doing our part now by being a leader in water conservation. Some of our water efficiency efforts include:
RECYCLING & WASTE DIVERSION
Solid waste generation is growing in volume and toxicity in most communities. The disposal of manufactured products that contain chemicals and metals into landfills causes pollution. We aim to minimise waste and divert as much as possible from landfill to recycling and other productive uses. Some of our waste reduction initiatives include:
The manufacture, use and disposal of the products we buy contribute to our environmental footprint. We are committed to making smart purchasing decisions and selecting environmentally preferable products whenever feasible. Some of our sustainable purchasing initiatives include:
EDUCATION / OUTREACH
As an entertainment venue we have an amazing opportunity to raise environmental awareness among our staff and guests. Internally, we educate staff on ways to improve the environmental performance of our venue. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre also engages our guests through environmental outreach events such as Earth Hour.
To track our company’s overall progress towards our 2020 Environmental Goals check out AEG’s 2012 Sustainability Report:www.aegworldwide.com/aeg1earth.