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2017 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.

Waste Management

  • 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

Food & Beverage

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

Printing & Signage

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

Registration & Communication

  • 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

This event is carbon neutral through Forterra's Evergreen Carbon Capture Program.