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Contributing to Our Community

We are actively involved in our community. Through our role in countless organizations and communication vehicles, we maintain a direct connection to our neighbors. We have been able to offer business opportunities to local enterprises through our willingness to partner with specialty food vendors and service providers.

Sitting squarely in the heart of a great city, The Moscone Center also anchors an exceptional neighborhood. Known for its museums and galleries, its restaurants and theaters, its hotels, shops, and expansive urban gardens, our Yerba Buena neighborhood is also home to thousands of San Franciscans. The complexity of this urban fabric provides the energy and excitement that distinguishes our setting from those of other convention centers the world over. It also offers us daily opportunities to really participate in the life of our community, as well the challenges of operating in a dense and layered environment.

We are actively involved in our community. Through our role in countless organizations and communication vehicles, we maintain a direct connection to our neighbors. We have been able to offer business opportunities to local enterprises through our willingness to partner with specialty food vendors and service providers.

With a workforce of nearly 1,200 SMG employees, our operation supports thousands of additional jobs through the service providers and contractors who directly service our conventions and tradeshows annually.

Among the greatest contributions we make each year to our community are the benefits that flow to dozens of non-profits from our well-recognized recycling program. In addition to diverting 75% of the center's waste stream by volume from landfill, we enable the donation of goods and materials to schools and charitable organizations in our community. This past year we diverted more than 1,200 tons from the waste stream, contributing more than 200 tons to the non-profit sector. In this role we stand alone among the nation's convention centers, as ours remains the most comprehensive program by far in supporting community goals for sustainability and resource recovery.

In March of 2004 we added a new element to our sustainability efforts. Funded through a voter-approved initiative, we partnered with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to enable completion of a two-part energy efficiency program. It represents one of the nation?s largest solar energy projects and consists of a 675 KW solar electrical system capable of producing 825,000 kilowatt hours annually. In tandem with an extensive lighting retrofit and related energy efficiency measures, this project will produce and save enough power to generate electricity for 1,000 homes. As a result, we have now been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Projection Agency for leadership and innovation and are proud to add this to our growing history of community stewardship.

The Moscone Center is owned by the City and County of San Francisco and privately managed by SMG. For more information please contact info@moscone.com.

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