NBC UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
SXSW ECO CONFERENCE
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL LAS VEGAS 2012
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
Presented by the Producers Guild of America and hosted by Sony Pictures Studios, the Produced By Conference brings together the entire producing profession—from acclaimed Oscar and Emmy winners, to experienced team members, to the young storytellers who represent the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The Produced By Conference represents a source of information and innovation unique in the entertainment industry. ARC Sustainability is greening the Produced By Conference and it’s Founder, Andrea Robinson, is a speaker on the “Saving The Planet Through Green Production” panel with Arianna Huffington.
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL 2011
Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Since 1993, Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
BMW GROUP DESIGNWORKS USA
As part of BMW Group, DesignworksUSA stands out as an international leader in design strategy, premium design development, and brand communication. Born out of the cutting-edge vitality of Southern California’s design and car culture, and continually enriching itself with the highest levels of global design expertise, BMW Group DesignworksUSA brings a unique approach to design. DesignworksUSA has enjoyed thirty-plus years as a leading, award winning strategic design consultancy. This enduring creativity brings enduring value. BMW Group DesignworksUSA especially prides itself on long-term client relationships with a wide range of industry leaders, from Microsoft to Starbucks.
OneSun Solar, founded by Paul Hawken and Janine Benyus, is a developing revolutionary thin-film solar technology made from inexpensive and commonly found materials. Using biomimetic principles, OneSun Solar imitates the way a leaf uses the sun’s energy. When solving a design problem, look to nature first.
Opportunity Green Business Conference
Los Angeles Center Studios
Opportunity Green is the largest B2B multidisciplinary sustainability conference, bringing together today’s leading companies and visionaries, and showcasing the authentic players, sought-after opportunities and profound innovations driving today’s new green economy. From Fortune 500 powerhouses to inventive startups, OG attracts over 1000 professionals and executive decision-makers from around the globe.
VERDEXCHANGE CONFERENCE 2010
THE VERDEXCHANGE Green Marketmakers Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, California is a clean and green technology event that has brought together the leading private and public marketmakers who buy, manufacture, sell, finance, endorse and legislate green technologies, products, innovations and sustainable services.
With annual sales of just under EUR87 billion and about 93,500 employees, E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies and on track to becoming the world’s leading power and gas company. ARC Sustainability is working with E.ON US employees to meet their Environment Champions certification by The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
ARC Sustainability produced the most environmentally sustainable political convention in modern American history. We initiated our comprehensive greening plan a full year before the Convention and incorporated sustainability principles into the planning, event and restoration phases. The greening programs included:
Energy: 100% wind-powered venues, significantly reduced generator use & and ran on biodiesel, temporary solar installation powered the media pavilions; solar array was repurposed for the roof of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Denver post DNC. CFL’s were installed in DNCC offices, official venues and headquarters hotel.
Carbon: Comprehensively calculated the carbon footprint of the DNC, a Convention first; GHG emissions reductions, verifiable carbon offset framework, secured sponsorship of first-ever Official Carbon Advisor.
Green Delegate Challenge: Created and managed first-ever program for U.S. state & Territory delegations to compete in offsetting carbon footprint while attending DNC. Results were very successful with 55 out of 56 Delegations participating and 31 delegations reached 100% carbon neutral. Formed partnership with Native Energy and offsets purchased benefited American renewable energy and agricultural & landfill methane capture projects.
Waste: Minimization, resource recovery, recycling, composting, weighing, verification.
Water: Reduced plastic water bottle consumption; bulk-dispensing and water fountains; official venues retrofitted efficient sinks, toilets, urinals & xeriscaping. Official Headquarters hotel banned plastic bottles during DNC and instituted long-term sheet and towel changing policies. Sustainable materials and product sourcing: Construction, production, food & beverage service, office supplies, official providers and sponsors.
Request For Proposals: Sustainability review made on RFPs and contractor & provider selection.
Construction & Production: Sustainable and 80% reusable staging materials, paints, adhesives, wood, stains, lighting, packaging and transport. Construction waste streams of concrete, wood, cardboard and metals recycled. Podium for the 2008 DNC was made of FSC-Certified wood with formaldehyde-free stains, no-VOC paints and stood on recycled and recyclable carpeting.
Transportation: All 250 buses were hybrid, alternative fuel, biodiesel or electric. DNCC fleet was entirely made up of hybrid, E-85 and high fuel efficiency vehicles and all miles were tracked for the carbon footprint calculations. Sixty-seven percent of DNCC staff walked, rode bikes or took public transit to work.
Sustainable Food & Beverage: Locally-grown and organic foods; vegetarian options, organic wine & beer; bulk dispensing, composting & recycling training for catering and venue kitchen crews.
Green Community Service & Education: Local river clean-ups, community-wide tree planting, tree care events and NGO meetings. DNCC website included five educational “Green Screen” videos and dozens of weekly greening tips.
• Waste Management
• The Coca-Cola Company
• Turner Construction
• Alvarado Construction
• Native Energy
• GES Exposition Services
• General Motors
• Levy Restaurants
• Xcel Energy
• CAMCO – Carbon Asset Management Company
• The Pepsi Center
• Kronke Sports Enterprises
• Patton Boggs
• Ricky Kirshner Productions
• PRG Scenic Technologies
• CBRE Richard Ellis
• Interface Flooring
• Aeon Solar
• PV Powered Solar inverters
• Evergreen Solar
• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
• Denver Department of Environmental Health
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• City and County of Denver, Colorado
• Colorado Governors Energy Office
• City and County of Boulder, Colorado
• Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
• National Renewable Energy Lab
• National Snow and Ice Data Center
• Solar Energy Industry Association
• Greenprint Denver
• Karl’s Event Rentals
• Alpine Recycling
• A-1 Organics
• Eco Products
• Blue Sun Biodiesel
• Centerplate Catering
• Lundy’s Catering
• Hanna Design
• Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver
• Colorado Convention Center, Denver
• Pepsi Center, Denver
• Premier Facility Services
• SMG Facility Services
• Vermont Film Commission
• Financial Innovations Incorporated
Live Earth was the largest musical event in world history. Vice President Al Gore’s concerts to raise awareness on the climate crisis brought together a global audience of 2 billion people. In 24 hours, Live Earth staged concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg – as well as special broadcast events in Antarctica, Kyoto and Washington, DC.. The concerts featured more than 150 of the world’s top musical performers, including The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Kanye West, Roger Waters, The Beastie Boys and Jack Johnson. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across 7 continents delivered a worldwide call to action and the solutions necessary to answer that call. Live Earth launched a multi-year campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.
ARC Sustainability’s Live Earth greening work included:
• New York at Giants Stadium: Comprehensive greening of 58,000 person venue & concert
• Shanghai, China at the Oriental Pearl Tower: First-ever green concert in China
• Johannesburg, South Africa: Greening of the Coca-Cola Dome, reaching 96% waste diversion
• Contributing Author: Live Earth Greening Manual and Live Earth Green Artists Handbook
• Helping to develop the Friends of Live Earth online event kit, which spawned 10,413 simultaneous events in 132 countries
• International Liaison with Non-Governmental, Civil Society and Intergovernmental Organizations (list below):
United Nations Development Programme
China Environmental Awareness Programme (CEAP)
United Nations Volunteers Programme
The Climate Group China
Friends of Nature
Roots and Shoots
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNDP in Brazil
Fórum Brasileiro de ONGs e Movimentos Sociais
Friends of the Earth Brazilian Amazonia.
REBRAF- the Brazilian Agroforestry Network
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ASSOCIATES
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the tenants and commercial property owners of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. DLBA has been the voice of the Downtown Long Beach since 1937.