Keeping your conference sustainable is not only good for the environment but also will help you to please delegates and possibly attract sponsors.
So how can you make sure that your conference is planet friendly?
One main point that is raised time and time again is the issue of using online and digital information at your conference and during the lead up to your event such as e-mail updates, online registration, electronic brochures and presentations.
Think and be conscious of how much paper you are using and whether or not you are using re-usable materials such as cups, pens etc, and when it comes to catering look into using locally sourced organic foods and support the businesses in the local community. Why not in those all important coffee breaks, serve Fairtrade coffee too?
Also dont forget about the venue you’re using. Is it easy to get to? Within walking distance of local train or bus stations? It may not cross your mind but you can reduce your carbon footprint before your conference or event even begins. (At MKCC our conference venue is situated close to the heart of Milton Keynes and is in easy walking distance of train and bus stations as well as the MK:centre. Call us today on 01908 553063 for more information)
And most importantly, recycle, recycle, recycle!
We have found some helpful and insightful websites for you to browse through here;
Good luck and enjoy the challenge! After all… ‘It’s not that easy being green’