Apr 24, 2019

Cobo Center wins an annual Detroit Green Task Force’s Earth Day Business Award

Media Advisory April 24, 2019

For more information contact: 

Mary Klida, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Cobo Center

847-561-5945 cell

 

WHEN

Saturday April 20, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT 

 

WHO

The City of Detroit Green Task Force is made up of numerous environmental advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, environmental businesses, government employees and residents. The Green Task Force works to create green jobs, improve environmental policy and build a more sustainable city.

Kerwin Wimberley, Senior Policy Analyst/Green Task Force Director for the City of Detroit [email protected]

 

WHY

The April 20th  event is held each year to celebrate Earth Day and to recognize those individuals and businesses whose work is committed to securing Detroit as a more sustainable and resilient city.

 

WHAT

The Detroit Green Task Force awards local organization with their “Earth Day Business Award” for outstanding efforts in sustainability and contributing to the Detroit Green Task Force’s sustainability action agenda.

 

This year, at their annual awards breakfast, Cobo Center received the Earth Day Business Award for being significantly invested and adjusting operations to prioritize sustainability for each event and on an ongoing basis for facility operations.

 

Cobo Center currently holds multiple industry and local recognitions for waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, and is becoming an industry recognized destination for green events.

 

STATEMENT FROM  THE DETROIT CITY COUNCIL

“I am proud to recognize the hard work and efforts of our sustainable community who are working creatively and collectively to make Detroit the greenest city in the country,” said Councilman Scott Benson, chair of the City Council’s Green Task Force District 3.

 

STATEMENT FROM  COBO CENTER GENERAL MANAGER CLAUDE MOLINARI

“We are humbled by this honor from the great city of Detroit.  This recognition of our ongoing sustainability efforts is truly appreciated.”

For more information on Cobo Center visit: www.cobocenter.com/green