Roadmap 11

Environmental Considerations

Venue Sustainability

  • The Oregon Convention Center holds several sustainability certifications, including:
    • LEED Platinum Certification
    • Salmon Safe Certification, indicating sustainable stormwater runoff practices
    • ASTM/APEX Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards Level Four Certified, the highest level award from this international standard
  • The OCC offers an extensive waste recycling and recovery programs
  • The OCC recently installed 6,500 solar panels generating 25% of OCC's electrical power

Waste Management

  • Composting and recycling station on all floors
  • Leftover food is donated to New Avenues for Youth, a nonprofit that supports foster, at-risk and homeless youth

Food & Beverage

  • Durable china and serving-ware is used to minimize waste
  • Catering menus are chosen with local and sustainable products
  • Condiments are served in bulk containers and minimal food packaging is 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 through online methods
  • Directional signs are printed without dates so they may be re-used at future events
  • Exhibitors are provided with Green Exhibitor Guidelines and supplementary recycling bins to collect difficult to recycle packaging materials associated with their displays

Transportation

The venue is located in a central area, easily accessible by public transportation