|CN Tower Celebrates Earth Day|
April 2010 (Toronto, Ontario) Canada’s National Tower celebrates Earth Day by lighting green the evening of April 22nd beginning at dusk and by participating in the City of Toronto’s Annual 20-Minute Toronto Makeover on April 23rd.
The CN Tower holds a BOMA BESt, a national green building certification program recognizing the commitment to sustainable best practices at Canada’s National Tower presented by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada.
BOMA Best is a program recognizing environmental leadership in commercial buildings by setting standards for best practices and helping owners and managers reduce their carbon footprint. The Tower received a BOMA Best -- Level 1 certification which recognizes an organization’s green practices assessing environmental areas including: energy, water, waste reduction and site, indoor environment, environmental management systems and, emissions and effluents.
“The CN Tower is committed to delivering an excellent experience within a framework that considers the environment, promotes sustainable best practices in our business operations and complies with appropriate environmental legislation,” says Jack Robinson, chief operating officer at the CN Tower. “We’re very proud of this recognition for our proactive efforts to date.”
The Tower’s proactive greening efforts are part of a journey of short and long term goals and current initiatives include:
Waste Management and Recycling programs
Energy and Resource Conservation
Eco-conscious facilities management and operations
Reduced carbon footprint through local procurement and shipping efforts
Serving cuisine that showcases seasonal ingredients and supports local farmers and suppliers
Engaging our staff, visitors, suppliers and industry partners to share our sustainability message
And environmentally sustainable landscaping and pest management practices that include Scotts Ecosense lawn and garden products
20-Minute Toronto Makeover
Friday April 23, 2010
In support of the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover’s efforts to beautify the City, on Friday April 23 from 2-2:20pm the CN Tower will augment its rigorous cleaning practices by engaging additional Tower staff in a 20-Minute Makeover cleanup and CN Tower Communities in Bloom Gardens preparations.
About the CN Tower
National Icon…Architectural triumph and Engineering Wonder…Award-winning dining and entertainment destination. Spectacular views from three observation levels include world-famous Glass Floor and the world’s highest glass-fronted elevator featuring glass floor panels. Fine and casual dining, arcade, ride, shopping. Toronto's must see!
The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) develops and promotes best practices in the institutional, commercial and industrial property sector through professional education, building excellence, advocacy and networking. Established in 1917, it is comprised of the leading building owners, managers, developers, leasing agents and service providers. Today, its more than 750 members represent 80% of all ICI property companies in the Greater Toronto Area. BOMA Toronto is also prominent on the national and international stages. It is an affiliate of the 17,000 member BOMA International organization, a federated member of BOMA Canada and the second largest local BOMA Association in North America.
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CN Tower Hours of Operation
The CN Tower opens daily from 9 am – 10 pm throughout. Attractions: 11 am – 7 pm daily.
Irene Knight 4/21/2010