The Greater Way Forward - Update on COVID-19 and Convention Center Reopening


For a Greener Greater World

Together with our partners, we engage in activities to protect our planet. For a Greener Greater World.
  • Paper, glass, cardboard metal and plastic products are recycled
  • Compostable service ware is available to clients who request disposable items
  • Food waste is composted
  • Cooking oils are recycled and converted to biofuel
  • Cleaning products used in 90% of the building are environmentally friendly
  • Compact fluorescent lights and low wattage bulbs are used
  • Trans fat free building, using local, organic and sustainable products when possible
  • Multiple product recycling receptacles are located in public areas
  • Building controls are programmed to decrease energy usage
  • Bi-polar ionization technology suppresses airborne micro-organisms and pathogens while reducing energy use
  • Water saving devices for toilets and faucets are installed in all bathrooms
  • Eco-friendly water saving landscaping
  • Used fleet oil, batteries, antifreeze and tires are recycled
  • No chemical pesticides and herbicides are used in the facility
  • For clients who would like extended recycling options to their attendees, a complimentary Sustainability Station booth is provided, taking the guesswork out of proper sorting
  • Lightweight, portable carpet is available for use in the Exhibition Hall, reducing the carbon footprint of outside vendors transporting carpet
  • Public electric vehicle charging stations are available as part of the City of Tacoma’s climate action for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.