Environmental ConsiderationsSustainability Imagery

The Conference Center - LEED Silver for its sustainable construction practices, furnishings and equipment. Nearly 90 percent of all construction waste was reclaimed and recycled.

  • Employ tri-bin waste stations staffed with volunteers to educate attendees on proper disposal of compost, recycling and waste
  • Exhibitors are provided with resources to use sustainable materials in their displays

  • Preference will be given to local and sustainable food options
  • Front and back of house composting is implemented
  • Serving entirely vegetarian menus
  • Condiments will be served in bulk containers and minimal food packaging will be used

Reusable Lunch Containers provided by OZZI
Each conference attendee will receive their lunch in an OZZI reusable lunch box this year. The OZZI box is a gift to take home and use for future meals. OZZI is a revolutionary system that eliminates traditional disposable take-out containers for all segments of the food service industry.by utilizing enhanced technology.



  • We will limit the number of printed materials for the Conference
  • Official conference materials are printed using vegetable based inks on recycled materials

  • Event promotion is pursued primarily via online methods
  • Registration process utilizes 100 percent paperless ticket system
  • Badge holders are compostable, made from corn-starch and re-used when possible

  • The conference is regionally based to decrease carbon admissions from travel
  • The venue is located in a central area, easily accessible by public transportation

  • Bring a reusable mug and/or bottle
  • Return badges for reuse
  • Be conscience of recycling and composting your materials at the conference




This is a carbon neutral event made possible through Forterra's Evergreen Carbon Capture Program

Green Pledge Program

This year we are excited to harness the sustainability power of the Pacific Northwest to produce an event that exemplifies our regional commitment to sustainability. In order to achieve this goal, we need your help! We are introducing the start of our Green Pledge Program for conference exhibitors and community partners.

This pledge explores your commitment to sustainable practices as a business and highlights your efforts while at the conference. Those who meet the minimum requirements are awarded a "Green Star" and will receive formal and public recognition through-out the event. For more details, please view the Exhibitor Manual.