Sourced from Trade Show News Network
Last year was a pivotal one for Detroit’s Cobo Center and its environmental initiatives, which have been highlighted in its recently released 2017 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report.
According to Claude Molinari, general manager of Cobo Center, each year the facility’s Green Committee makes great strides in expanding its environmental program, and last year was no exception.
“We were recertified by the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC), hosted Sustainable Brands 2017, and made significant strides in our efforts on environmental and social stewardship of the Metro Detroit community,” Molinari explained.
Cobo’s green initiatives included the addition of honey bee hives and an herb garden on the 10,000 square foot green roof. The bees pollinate the plants, while the herbs and honey are used in the center’s kitchens as a highlight to locally grown ingredients used in the Center’s menus, according to Cobo officials.
In addition, an Executive Green Team was formed to provide resources and guidance to the facility’s Green Committee programs in an effort to strengthen the organizational efficiency of the efforts.