Creating a more green, sustainable Arena and Coliseum through the following categories: water efficiency, energy efficiency, waste diversion program, green transportation, guest & staff education and engagement.
California Clean Air Day
California Clean Air Day's purpose is to bring awareness on the current state of California's air quality as well as ways we can improve said air quality. In celebration of the CA Clean Air Day, we provided free BART passes to all full-time staff members that work at the Arena and Coliseum. We encouraged staff to take the clean air day pledge via the Arena and Coliseum’s pledge link.
In 2015, the Arena and Coliseum parking lots turned exclusively to energy-efficient LED lights, drastically reducing both facility costs and our carbon footprint. This saved an average of 69% in parking lot lighting costs.
Oakland Arena and Ring Central Coliseum have a partnership with Volta Electric at the complex. In 2016, Volta installed 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Guests who drive electric vehicles to the complex are able to plug in, let their cars charge, and enjoy a show or game all the while.
In 2021, Oakland Arena was awarded LEED Silver certification. In 2015, the Arena was awarded LEED Certified. This recertification period, we were able to improve our points which brought us up to LEED Silver.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a distinguished green building certification which measures the Arena’s performances in energy conservation, water efficiency, waste diversion, human health, and transportation.
Eco Holidays and Staff Engagement
ASM Global Oakland Green Team
Purpose of Green team is to provide staff with knowledge they will continuously gain as each meeting occurs. The green team covers all topics from the sustainability program. By sharing each department perspectives, we are able to find new ideas for conservation, resource savings, and connection amongst the staff.
Pocket Book Guide Project
We put together a guide for event staff to reference during shows, games, and various events. This guide outlines the waste diversion program and educates staff on what materials go in the proper receptacles.
Tree Planting Event at the Complex
In collaboration with a local Oakland nonprofit, Trees for Oakland, the complex was able to get 21 trees planted onsite. The staff from the Arena, Coliseum, and A’s staff members helped plant all 21 saplings.
Damon Slough Clean Up
In 2016 and 2017, we partnered with the City of Oakland to remove litter along Damon Slough, the estuary standing alongside Oakland Arena and RingCentral Coliseum -- home to numerous species of wildlife. We were able to divert 10,000 pounds of trash over 2 years of the clean-up activations.
In honor of Earth Hour 2022, ASM Oakland staff participated on a walk around property to bring awareness about the importance of getting outside and strategies on how to reduce energy consumption.
In celebration of Earth Day 2022, ASM Oakland participated on a scavenger hunt around property that educated staff on the efforts being made to conserve, reduce resources, divert material from landfill, and overall continue building on the sustainability program.
Waste Diversion Program
The Arena and Coliseum have various diversion streams that aid in landfill tonnage reduction. The diversion streams are as follows:
- Mixed recycling
- Aluminum cans and plastic bottles
- Hazardous waste
- Durable goods
- Used cooking oil
In response to California’s water scarcity, we replaced traditional grass and plants with succulents. We also put mulch in replacement of plants in other areas. This project reduced 70 percent of irrigation and plant related water usage.