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Sustainability

Sustainability Measures at the Meeting

  • Participation in the carbon offset program at the Salt Palace Convention Center 
  • The Salt Palace Convention Center has achieved the Gold Level Sustainable Event Standard Certification from the EIC
  • Signage is printed on recyclable cardboard
  • Digital signage where possible
  • Minimal printed materials
  • No conference bags
  • Any leftover food will be donated for distribution 
  • There is a robust Reuse and Recycle program in place at the SPCC

Take TRAX Public Transportation from the airport

The TRAX tram system Green Line runs between the Salt Lake International Airport and downtown. The City Center or Gallivan Place stops are closest to the hotels and the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The TRAX station is located on the ground level outside the terminal on the east side. Passengers should exit door 1A and follow the signs for Light Rail. The hours of operation are:

  • Weekday Hours: 5:32 a.m. - 11:06 p.m., 15 min service before 7 p.m. and 30 minutes after 7 p.m.
  • Saturday Hours: 6:25 a.m. - 11:25 p.m., arrives and departs every 30 minutes
  • Sunday Hours: 6:25 a.m. - 11:37 p.m., arrives and departs every 30 minutes

Cost is $2.50 one way, see schedules here. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machine before boarding the tram.

TRAX map

Dedication to Sustainability at the Salt Palace Convention Center

There are over 6,000 solar panels on the roof, generating 17% of the building’s power. It’s one of the few convention centers in the country that generates Solar Renewable Energy Credits, which can be purchased by events to offset their carbon footprint.
Most existing lighting has been replaced with LED lights.
Water bottle filling stations and bike stations are sprinkled across facility grounds.
Behind the scenes, the center is constantly improving its recycling and composting programs, partnering with local businesses in Salt Lake City. As a result, the center has worked with over 100 different nonprofits in the community and donated over 500,000 pounds of event material since 2017.
The goal for landfill diversion is 75%, with current rates around 65%. The center is also doubling down on zero-waste strategy. In that context, there is now an upcycling shop on site. They take a lot of leftover scrap metal and wood from events, and they use it to reinforce equipment. That has saved the center a lot of money.

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What can you do?

  • Purchase a carbon offset package for your flight
  • Use the TRAX tram for your trip from the airport to downtown and the return trip when you depart
  • Pack a refillable water bottle. See the map of water refill stations in the Salt Palace Convention Center

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