Any business event – meeting, conference, workshop, expo – produces carbon emissions associated with attendee travel, hotel stays, and venue energy usage.
Event Carbon Reduction Tips
For most events, attendee travel emissions comprise the largest percentage of the event’s overall emissions, so venue selection is the most important factor. Here are some ways you can reduce event-related emissions.
Select a venue that is near or centrally located to most attendees, to reduce travel emissions.
02 Green Venue/Lodging
Select a venue and lodging options that have strong sustainability plans and already make reductions in or offsets its operating emissions.
Choose a destination with good public transportation options.
Encourage carpooling and room sharing.
Negotiate local and organic food options for any event-related meals; require reusable or compostable meal service containers and serving ware, and an on-site food composting and recycling center during the event.
Encourage attendees to make a donation to offset their per-person portion of the event’s net carbon emissions.