Good Guys

We’re keen… we’re GREEN… we’re a socially responsible powered machine
and we work tirelessly to do good in the community. Read on to find out
just how good we are!

Signed Sealed Signatory

by The Centre on August 15, 2013

You can now refer to the Centre as a ‘fluorescent lighting recycling champion’ ... only joking, we know it’s quite a mouthful, but we are really excited about becoming a Signatory to the national FluoroCycle Scheme! FluoroCycle, an initiative run by the Lighting Council of Australia, aims to increase the recycling of lighting materials that contain mercury whilst also reducing the amount of mercury bi-products entering the environment from Australian landfills. We were shocked to find out that while the mercury component in fluorescent lighting is q...

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I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike!

by Philip Wells on October 29, 2012

At the Adelaide Convention Centre we love getting together to be involved in community events especially those that are environmentally sustainable, support local charities and promote health and wellbeing. Ride 2 Work day and Amy’s Ride tick all of these boxes. Ride 2 Work day is Australia’s largest bike riding event and we took it on again on Wednesday Oc...

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Recycling record for the centre and the state

by The Centre on August 08, 2012

Take a second to think about how much better our Earth would be if we took 300,000 cars off the road or planted 2 million trees... it’s a beautiful thought isn’t it. Well guess what? South Australians have set a new record for recycling, diverting the environmental equivalent of all of those cars or trees. Yep... in the last financial year the state managed to div...

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Helping the planet 500 trees at a time

by The Centre on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Saturday July 14 a group of staff and their family joined their green thumbs to tackle the war on carbon… one tree at a time! From 8 different departments, 15 staff and 9 loving family m...

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We all have a story to tell

by Philip Wells on Thursday, March 08, 2012

I’m one of the many ‘green crusaders’ at the ACC and we just love sharing what we do with anyone who’ll listen (or read in your case). A couple of weeks ago UniSA asked us to...

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Consistently seeking silver

by The Centre on Monday, November 28, 2011

We’ve blogged before about our sustainability program – and bragged a little about the awards we’ve won and the satisfaction they’ve given us. Well, the latest bit of ne...

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Ho! Ho! (puff, puff) Ho!

by The Centre on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just got back from the Variety HQ at Keswick with a carload of Father Christmas suits. For the first time, there’s 27 of us from the Centre entering the Santa Fun Run on Sunday 27 Nove...

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Zero waste? Prove it!

by Alex Tietgen on Friday, September 23, 2011

Last time I blogged I told you how determined I – and the Centre – was to reduce the waste generated from exhibitions, primarily by people who use our venue. I had to start somewhere an...

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'Waste not want not' - Exhibition Recycling

by Alex Tietgen on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

About twelve months ago I saw a doco about plastic – a whole hour-long program on the origins of plastic and the detrimental effects it’s had on our environment ever since it was mass p...

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