Striving to be Regional Leaders in Sustainability

Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center are known for being passionate about creating the best experiences imaginable for their guests, and that includes providing a setting that is a model of sustainable practices. 50502.png80203.png

Saint Paul RiverCentre has set some aggressive sustainability goals, and its efforts along with Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, and 317 On Rice Park, will raise the bar for other venues to follow. - Chris Coleman, Mayor, City of Saint Paul, MN

Did You Know

  • The largest American sanitary landfill is the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. When it closed in 2001, its estimated height was 505 feet. If allowed to grow, it would have interfered with air traffic.

  • Energy wasted from NOT recycling aluminum cans = Total energy needs of 1.8 million American homes for a year
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  • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every three months.

  • Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that could be composted.

  • In the first year of our 80 20 in 3 initiative, Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center has reduced its energy use enough to power 343 homes!

  • Americans throw away enough office and writing paper annually to build a wall 12 feet high from Los Angeles to New York.

  • Every month Americans trash enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper.

  • In the first year of our 80 20 in 3 initiative, Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center has reduced its carbon footprint by almost 3,300 metric tons – the equivalent of taking 616 cars off the road!

  • The United States has only 6% of the world population, but produces half of the world's garbage.

  • The largest American sanitary landfill is the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. When it closed in 2001, its estimated height was 505 feet. If allowed to grow, it would have interfered with air traffic

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