Sustainability of the LANDMARK-Conference
The LANDMARK-conference was committed to minimising its impact on the environment. We provided online registration, distributed all information via email and internet and tried to waste as little paper as possible. All presentations and hand-outs were provided online. The supply of excessive conference material was avoided at the conference. There were no giveaways, printed maps or printed cotton bags for instance.
During the conference day, we provided regional organic and fair-trade food and beverages as well as vegetarian meals. Our aim was to produce as little waste as possible. In the course of the conference, participants received GOTS-certified cotton bags and the winners of our Fair-Procurement-Award received a fairly produced trophy.
Participants were able to use alternative options of accommodation and transportation. By far the largest environmental impact of international conferences is related to greenhouse gas emissions resulting from air travel. The LANDMARK-conference encouraged the use of trains and buses within Europe and promoted air travel in economy class. For compensation of emissions, participants were encouraged to visit www.atmosfair.de/en.