What We're Doing

Oakland Arena and Ring Central Coliseum are committed to reducing our environmental impact. We do so through ongoing efforts to save energy and water, recycle, purchase environmentally preferable products, and help raise awareness of environmental issues. Here are just a few of the projects we have implemented to minimize our environmental impact:

  • Awarded LEED certification by the US Green Building Council in September 2015
  • Created a recycling program for glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, paper and more
  • Created a closed-loop composting program
  • Installed water-efficient toilets, urinals and faucets throughout the facility
  • Installed energy-efficient lighting and motion sensors throughout the stadium
  • Created a program to purchase 100% post-consumer recycled-content paper products
  • Implemented a green cleaning program, utilizing ionized water cleaning solutions in place of most chemicals
  • Supported Oakland’s Creek to Bay cleanup events with volunteers and donations

We are proud to participate in AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program. Through AEG 1EARTH, we:

  • Exchange environmental best practices with other facilities
  • Track our environmental performance on a monthly basis, measuring energy consumption, water usage, and waste diversion
  • Contribute to AEG’s progress towards its 2020 Environmental Goals

To learn more about AEG’s sustainability efforts and progress towards its 2020 Environmental Goals, please visit the AEG 1EARTH website and read AEG’s Sustainability Report.

What You Can Do

We’re doing our best to reduce our environmental impact and hope you will join us in our efforts. Here are a few tips to make your visit to Oakland Arena and Ring Central Coliseum more environmentally friendly:

  • Consider walking, biking, taking public transportation, or carpooling to avoid traffic, save on gas and parking, and reduce your carbon footprint. Get directions here.
  • Help us increase our recycling rate by placing all waste and recyclables into designated receptacles – if you aren’t sure where to put something, please ask!
  • Turn off water faucets when you’re finished – let us know if you spot any leaks
  • Use only as many disposable items (e.g., paper towels, napkins, utensils) as you need