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Green Meeting Policy

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Videos from the U.S. EPA's 2013 Community Involvement Training Conference are now online! Click here to watch them now! Exit EPA Disclaimer

EPA Green Meetings and Conferences Policy, May 1, 2007

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. We expect that all Agency meetings and conferences will be staged using as many environmentally preferable measures as possible. Environmentally preferable means products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

As in past years, the U.S. EPA was committed to help make the Community Involvement Training Conference more environmentally friendly. With this goal in mind, we:

  • Reduced printed conference documents by distributing documents through email and this website and eliminated handouts during the conference.
  • Held our traditional "Tote-Bag Exchange" instead of procuring a new tote bag for conference participants.
  • Encouraged conference participants to use public transportation or share rides when traveling between the airport and the hotel.
  • Worked with the hotel to recycle newspapers, beverage containers, and other items.

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