Innovations in Sustainability at the Oregon Convention Center

By February 26, 2016News

The Oregon Convention Center has an ambitious goal: To be the most sustainable convention center in the country. From solar panels on the roof to a rain garden that filters water before it drains to the river, OCC is constantly finding new ways to make their LEED Platinum-certified facility even better for the planet.

Sheepscot worked with OCC to create a video telling the story of the Convention Center’s innovative new waste management program, which prohibits non-recyclable materials from showroom floors. Now, shows at the Convention Center must donate, recycle, or remove materials they bring into the building—materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. With policies like these, OCC is changing the way their industry does business. We were thrilled to help them tell that story.

About Alison Hallett

For eight years before joining Sheepscot, Alison served as an editor at the Portland Mercury. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Wired, The Magazine, and the Stranger.

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