Saving resources at our trainings
Energy Center University, powered by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, delivers more than 50 educational seminars and meetings each year, contracting with more than 25 different hotels, conference centers and other facilities. We also coordinate an annual three-day conference that attracts more than 700 participants from across North America.
The Energy Center works with the establishments hosting its programs to reduce the environmental footprint of its events. Demonstrating green meeting and event management practices is a natural complement to our education programs helping professionals prepare for a more sustainable economy. Below is a list of how Energy Center University makes an effort to green its meetings.
- Facilities meet or exceed Energy Center of Wisconsin guidelines for environmental awareness, efficiency and sustainable practices View the checklist we ask all facilities to fill out.
- Food choices are local, organic and/or sustainable when available
- We ask that recycling be made available in meeting rooms or separated from waste stream by the facility
- Electronic marketing replaces print when possible
- Paper use is kept to a minimum by:
- Printing only absolutely necessary training materials (and printing double-sided on 100% recycled paper)
- Making electronic handouts available 4-5 business days prior to an event (printed by attendee, if needed)
- Reusing or recycling name badges
- Reusing signage
- Webinars and on-line training replace on-location training when practical—view all of our online courses
In an effort to be sustainable we will not provide printed copies of the instructor's PowerPoint. Training materials will be provided electronically. A link to the materials is included in the confirmation email. We strongly encourage attendees to go paperless for our training events.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Energy Center of Wisconsin received the 2010 Industry Partner Award from Meeting Professionals International - Wisconsin Chapter. This award recognizes our efforts to transform the environmental practices of the meeting and events industry in Wisconsin.
Other green ideas
Do you have other ideas how we can make our trainings more green? Email us.