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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

Meeting Rooms

Find tips for hosts and planners at EPA's Green Meetings Web site.


  • Turn off lights and heating or air-conditioning when meeting rooms are not in use.


  • Use reusable, biobased, biodegradable products, including utensils, napkins, and tablecloths when food and beverages are served.
  • Use bulk dispensers or reusable containers for beverages, food, and condiments.
  • Eliminate stir sticks and cocktail napkins.
  • Place notebooks in a central location for attendees to take as needed.
  • Provide in-room recycling containers.
  • Ask meeting host to have attendees select meals in advance.
  • Donate surplus food.
  • Post meeting room locations electronically.
  • Reuse boxes and packing materials for outgoing shipments.


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