WM celebrates new exhibit in Oakland

Exhibit made possible by a $95,000 donation from Waste Management’s 2013 Charitable Golf Tournament held in Oakland


Oakland, Calif. – On July 27, the Chabot Space & Science Center unveiled a new permanent exhibit that features the sustainable practices the facility used to earn its designation as a Bay Area Green Business. Waste Management sponsored the new exhibit, donating $95,000 it had raised from its annual Charitable Golf Tournament.


To celebrate the unveiling, the museum held a Waste Management Family Day, during which several employees were on-hand to celebrate, including Director of Government and Community Relations David Tucker and Communications Manager Karen Stern.


Held for the first time in northern California, the tournament raised $500,000 for six Alameda County community organizations, including Chabot Space & Science Center, Alameda Community Food Bank, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation, and YMCA of the East Bay. The non-profits were selected for their commitment to the environment, healthy living and green jobs, with consideration given to their proposed use of the funds.


The award to Chabot helped fund a green-initiatives signage exhibit that highlights Chabot’s own practices, and links them to the forward thinking applications and designs of large-scale green projects nationally and internationally. The project threads the story of the Center’s environmentally responsible and sustainable efforts in a display of punchy informative tactile signage. For more information visit www.chabotspace.org.