Sustainability on cards in Milwaukee


The team behind Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC), which is scheduled to open in the autumn, chose World Environment Day (June 6) to reveal early details of the new facility’s sustainability plan.

Among the eco-friendly initiatives revealed this week by general manager Raj Saha is the decision not to use plastic straws at events. Working with food and beverage provider Levy, WESC – which will be home to the Milwaukee Bucks¬ – will also provide compostable food packaging.

“We are committed to protecting our environment by enacting eco-friendly initiatives,” said Saha. “We will unveil our full sustainability plan as we get closer to opening the new venue, but we are proud to make our initial announcement on World Environment Day.”

This week, the City of Milwaukee issued a certificate of occupancy, allowing the Bucks to move into some parts of their new US$524m home. Security, administrative and food services will be the first teams to make the move.

Designed by Populous, Eppstein Uhen Architects and HNTB, WESC will include 17,500 seats for basketball and up to 18,000 for concerts, and will offer 34 luxury suites and three clubs. The new venue will host a diverse schedule of events.

June 8, 2018

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