Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board Communications Team Meetings

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
RRA Conference Room
Number of Attendees
8 to 15
Date of Event
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Organization Hosting Event
Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
Brief Background on Event
The regional communications team meets monthly and consciously limits handouts, provides handouts and agendas electronically. Using a laptop and projector have been helpful in going paper-free at meetings.
No food served at meeting - only coffee, water and soda in cans
Waste & Recycling
Waste Management Methods Used
Trash Disposal
Program Audiences
Recycling - Event Participants
Additional Info
Recycling is provided for paper, cans and bottles.
Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction Methods Used
Use of technology to minimize paper waste (e.g. online registration, webcasting, no printing of meeting materials

- Waste free meetings - saving an average of 100 sheets of paper per meeting or 1,200 sheets per year, for a total of 12 pounds of
paper waste prevented. (2.4 reams * 5lbs per ream)
- Team uses LinkedIn group and FTP site to post meeting materials
- Electronic agenda distribution and meeting scheduling
- Reusable glasses are provided for drinks

Travel and Transportation
Transportation amenities offered at event
Bike racks/parking
Location Selection
Held event at a venue easily accessible by transit
Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
12 lb.
Cost savings experienced from implementing green initiatives
What has been your biggest success in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Going paper free - technology, such as meeting room laptop and projector, has been very helpful.
How were the green initiatives received by event attendees and/or vendors?
Very well - the team members appreciate the easy access to meeting materials but only printing the documents they wish.
Will you plan to implement green initiatives again?