Green Event

Green features of the 2017 conference include:food-pic-1

  • Our Purpose
    • We provide best practices and resources for career development and sustainable development.
  • Venue
    • MassWildlife will provide conference space in their new, nature-friendly, LEED-platinum headquarters.
  • Food & Beverage
    • Local and/or organic food will be served.
    • Whole fruit will be from nearby Tougas Farm in Northborough, MA
  • Food Rescue/Zero Waste
    • Unserved food is donated to a local shelter.
    • Waste is composted.
  • Dishware & Utensils
    • No plastics or styrofoam.  Reusable dishware or minimal paper/compostable products are provided as needed.
    • Reduced packaging – sugar and milk are served in bulk containers, and not individual packets.
    • No bottled water, but tap water is available, or BYO reusable bottle.
  • Linens
    •  Washable table cloths are provided as required; no disposable plastic or paper toppers.
  • Reduced materials/handout
    • Limited handout requirements honor our environmental mission.
    • No presenter handouts are permitted.
    • Presentations are posted on the website after the conference.
    • Exhibitor materials include reusable posters & banners.
    • Exhibitor handouts, if any, are made from sustainable materials.
    • No paper pads, pens, etc. are distributed by the conference center.
    • Our conference guide is provided online.  A few one-page, double-sided, recycled/FSC-paper conference guides will be available.
  • Transportation
    • Carpooling is encouraged and assistance provided upon request.
  • The carbon offset for all building energy and transportation to and from both our annual conferences is a donation to a Massachusetts environmental organization. Former recipients: Climate Action NOW, Green Marlborough, Home Energy Efficiency Team, Live Cooler, Mass Climate Action Network, and Toxics Action Center.

We strive to set a good example and the highest of green event standards.  Recommendations are welcome.  Contact conference director, JenBoudrie@gmail.com.