Sustainable YOU 2016 Conference – Sustainability
Restoring Human and Natural Environments to Build Resilient Communities
The City continues to make sustainable decisions that lessen its environmental impact and create healthier lifestyle options for its residents. Here is how Sustainable YOU 2016 is being green
Conference Mobile App
The will City greatly reduce the amount of paper used for the conference by providing information through the conference app. Printed material will be available in very limited quantities
To further green the conference and reduce its carbon footprint the workshops were available via live webcast.
Ecofriendly Conference Supplies
A great effort is being made to use green supplies for all conference materials, including ecofriendly conference badges and recycled-content paper for the limited supply of printed conference materials. The City's Environmental Policy and Energy Resources (EPER) booth will distribute reusable lunch bags and shopping bags for conference guests to take home.
In keeping with the sustainability core value of the Sustainable YOU 2016 Conference, the City of Tallahassee is proud to recommend the following CERTIFIED GREEN LODGING HOTELS in the Tallahassee area. For more information on hotels, visit our lodging page.
Three tours highlighting the area's green attractions, businesses, and organizations are being offered to conference guests.
All conference meals will incorporate sustainable practices, such as using reusable tableware, composting food scraps, and serving local food where available.
Carbon Neutral Event
The City will off-set its carbon emissions associated with hosting the conference and encourages conference attendees to go carbon neutral too through the Community Carbon Fund.Learn more about the fund here: http://sustainabletallahassee.org/ccf
The conference venue, the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, is a LEED Silver-certified building.