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Green Conferences and events

And when you reach the finish, clearing-up will be an environmentally friendly process, as we plan for sustainable conferences from the start.

You need to plan well ahead for your conference to have minimum impact on the environment, and we predict that demonstrating your conference is sustainable, is going to become increasingly important in winning bids, attracting sponsors and pleasing delegates.

Being ‘green’ is no longer an afterthought. Here’s a range of approaches to consider:

Online & Digital

Presenting information electronically and digitally. This includes a comprehensive website, email updates, online registration and, for academic conferences, online submission and review of abstracts and a book of abstracts on USB memory stick or CD-ROM.

Transport

Selecting a venue that’s easy to access by public transport with accommodation within walking distance. Where this is not possible, co-ordinating transport to and from the venue and social events by local carriers and encouraging delegates to make full use of rail and bus with a low cost, delegate Travel Pass whenever available.

Be good on paper

Selecting a venue that’s easy to access by public transport with accommodation within walking distance. Where this is not possible, co-ordinating transport to and from the venue and social events by local carriers and encouraging delegates to make full use of rail and bus with a low cost, delegate Travel Pass whenever available.

Reuse

Traditional conference catering can be a major source of waste. Simple changes can make a big difference, such as using tableware, napkins, crockery, cutlery and glasses that are reusable not disposable.

Local produce

Cut down on food miles by sourcing local, seasonal conference food supporting the local economy and giving attendees a great talking point at the same time.

Recycle

Offer delegates the opportunity to separate their waste at the conference with clearly marked bins, and give people a place, and a prompt, to return plastic name badges for re-use.

Involve

A central concept in a sustainable conference is letting everyone know what you are attempting and asking them to join the cause. We’ll help you present delegates, sponsors and speakers with your plans for making your event ‘green’.