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California Governors Environmental & Economic Leadership Award

November 27, 2001, Sacramento - the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) California office awarded the Moscone Center the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Environmental and Economic Partnerships for demonstrating that environmental protection and conservation can be reconciled with economic growth.

Through implementation of waste reduction programs and the cooperation of contractors, vendors and labor unions, SMG reduced The Moscone Centers waste stream by over 75 percent (volume), diverting 800 tons of trash from the Altamont landfill and significantly cut garbage costs. 20 percent of this diversion went to nonprofits as donated goods.

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