Today we celebrate Earth Day, an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It also happens that our International Corporate Citizenship conference coincides with this special day. As we kickoff the second day of the conference we would like to let you know that we are doing our part to be environmentally conscious. Our commitment to environmental sustainability goes beyond supporting the efforts of business. We operate those same values in the decisions we have made for this event. Below are just a few of the steps we’ve taken for the 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Conference.
- The Boston Marriott Copley, site of the conference, has a number of environmental measures in place, including eco-friendly water service stations, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and laundry operations.
- Our conference materials are also part of our commitment to environmental sustainability. The conference bag attendees received is made from 100 percent recyclable material and the conference guide is printed on 100 percent post-consumer waste paper that is FSC- and Green Seal-certified. The printer is also FSC-certified and uses vegetable-based ink.
- Thanks to our Carbon Offset sponsor, Microsoft, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference and all attendee travel will have its carbon footprint offset in support of an EPA Landfill Gas Energy Project in Dartmouth, Mass. This project helps to establish a long-term solid waste management program through the recycling of landfill gases (LFG) into energy sources.
This year more than 1 billion people will take part in Earth Day. Here at the International Corporate Citizenship Conference we have 650 attendees doing their part to make a difference and help protect our planet.