"Green" Initiatives for the NEHA 2013 AEC

As your professional organization on environmental health, NEHA continues to aggressively pursue ways in which to "green" our AEC. At the 2013 event, we will continue in this effort with the following initiatives:

EVENT REGISTRATION AND ON-SITE OFFICE

  • Increase online registration and email confirmations
  • We will collect a $10 surcharge, which is automatically assessed on any hard copy registrations and donated to TerraPass to offset the carbon emissions that result from paper waste
  • Use eco-friendly name badge ribbons
  • Obtain a new name badge printer that prints one badge at a time to help reduce paper waste
  • Records of environmental efforts achieved on-site will be kept
  • Staff and volunteers involved in the on-site office will be made aware of the environmental policy

EVENT MARKETING AND EXHIBITION

  • Reduce the number of hard copy brochures sent to potential attendees by implementing an online promotional strategy, which will help cut waste produced by printing and mailing hard copies
  • Eliminate the production of the conference CD by offering these resources through the Virtual AEC instead
  • Improve on the "greening" of the exhibit hall by creating awareness and providing training to exhibitors about ways they can help reduce waste
  • Reduce the number of cars rented by AEC attendees by promoting the various alternative transportation modes offered by the City of Washington, DC

CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC "GREEN" PRACTICES

NEHA would also like to recognize, the city of Washington DC, for their innovative and environmentally sustainable practices. For more information, please visit their website at: http://ocp.dc.gov/DC/OCP/Vendor+Support+Center/Go+Green?nav=1&vgnextrefresh=1.