Working with Honeycomb Strategies the Philadelphia Eagles become the FIRST NFL team to achieve ISO 20121 certification

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that the team has received the prestigious ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification, the first professional sports team to do so. ISO 20121 is an international standard designed to help organizations involved in the events and hospitality industries integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.

 

“While our concerted efforts to become a global leader in the sustainability field have led to many successes over the years, we continue to challenge ourselves to think bigger and more creatively,” said Christina Weiss Lurie, President Eagles Charitable Foundation, Eagles Social Responsibility. “Achieving ISO certification will help us take that next step to becoming a more environmentally responsible corporate citizen.”

Greenbuild sets a higher bar for waste diversion

Greenbuild Conference and Expo co-located with ArchitectureBoston Expo in November 2017 and achieved new greatness in waste management. Showing a near "zero waste" diversion rate. According to a new sustainability report, the event hit a 90.5% diversion rate when factoring in both the expo and off site celebration event.

This event served as a pilot for the TRUE Zero Waste event certification and was rated platinum level.

Achieving this goal, with nearly 25,000 attendees required extensive planning between Honeycomb, waste provider Save That Stuff, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and local volunteers. An estimated 98% of all food waste waste was diverted for co-digestion. Separately, more than 1,500 pounds of food was donated to Boston Rescue Mission. Approximately 25,000 pounds of cement blocks, flooring, carpet and wood were donated to groups such as Habitat for Humanity.

The Colorado Convention Center House Keeping Team Goes to the Alpine Recycling Center!

On February 28th, 2017, the CCC Housekeeping and Operations teams took a tour of the state of the art recycling facility at Alpine Waste and Recycling.  As the hauler of the Convention Center’s landfill, recycling, and compost, Alpine processes over 2,623,081 LBS of materials.  Of this total, 1,219,300 LBS (46%) is diverted from the landfill by either being recycling and sold on the commodities market, or processed as compost.

This experience provided a firsthand glimpse into the path our waste takes once it leaves the convention center.  Surely the day was not only memorable, but provided an even greater understanding of WHY the CCC recycles and the importance of putting materials in the correct bin.  Thanks for having us Alpine, the rest of the team is already asking when they can go back!

8 80 Cities

In December 2016, Honeycomb Strategies participated in the 2016 Denver Sustainability Summit, where we had the pleasure of listening to keynote speaker Gil Penalosa give his presentation about 880 Cities.

The mission of  880 Cities is simple: to improve the quality of life for people in cities by bringing citizens together to enhance mobility and public space so that together we can create more vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities.

The idea is to create spaces that everyone from ages 8 to 80 can share and enjoy, and feel safe. We love how 880 thinks outside the “traditional” model to create healthy and happy communities. This philosophy is something we at Honeycomb Strategies try to bring to our clients as well. To learn more about 8 80 Cities, their projects, and philosophy, visit their website.