Hosting a conference at a green conference hotel is one of the ways to demonstrate an organisation's commitment to sustainability. It can be demonstrated in the details of a conference; such as providing glasses and pitchers instead of bottled water, using local and organic produce for meals, coordinating with the venue to ensure lights and air conditioning are turned off when the room is not used, or making sure all printed materials are on 100% recycled paper, etc.
Some examples of Green Conference protocols include:
- The venue provides staff and guests with information about green initiatives and encourages participation by everyone.
- All waste produced at the venue/conference should be separated at the source and well marked bins should be conveniently located in guest and staff areas.
-Instead of printing conference materials, provide attendees with a secure internet connection where they can download materials.