9 initiatives for a sustainable conference

This year we start a journey towards a sustainable Tomorrow's Urban Travel conference. We know that we will not get there in year one (and probably not next year either), but we will be on our way. It means that we have made some choices about the event. Some of it will not be something you as a participant will notice, other things will be part of your conference experience and hopefully, give you food for thought.

1. C02 calculations on the food

Food is a major overlooked source of carbon emissions. Especially meat production is a big contributor to global warming. Don’t worry - you will still have a choice of meat. But we will calculate the CO2 emission on the different food choices and show you the results. Then you can make up your mind about what to eat.

2. No food left behind

Your role in preventing food waste, at the conference, is to eat up. Please plate according to your appetite. Any leftovers in the kitchen, when the day is over, will be given to the local Café Dugnad that employs and cater for local social vulnerable.

3. No bottled water

There will be no water in fancy plastic or glass bottles at the conference. We will drink the clean, safe and tasty tap water that Copenhagen provides. We encourage that you bring your own favorite reusable bottle from home.

4. No printing, no handouts, no goodie bags

Our kitchen drawers are full of reusable shopping bags, that we got at different events. If yours are too, we will not add to that collection. There will be no printed programs (except on the nametags), participants list or other paper waste - and we will not give you a bag of sponsored samples, that you neither need or want. All essential information will be sent to you digitally.

5. Hand over those name tags!

If you bring your nametag home as a souvenir, that's fine with us. But if you have no use for it, please hand it back to us at the end of the day. Then we will re-use it for another event. 

6. Rain is not only bad

Don't be sad if it's a rainy day. The event location Øksnehallen has a system, that uses the rainwater from the roof to flush toilets. Don't worry - if it doesn't rain you will still be able to flush. 

7. Leave the car at home

We have chosen an event location centrally located for public transportation. Copenhagen’s central station is in only 5 minutes walking distance. From there you can go almost anywhere, including 13 mins to the airport. Shared electric city bikes are available just outside the venue.

8. CO2 Offsetting speaker’s flights

We won’t compromise on the quality of speakers, even though that means flying them around the globe for you. The carbon emissions from those flight are about the same as three average Danish citizens emissions in one year. We will compensate for this, by supporting a Gold Standard certified UN carbon reducing project. 

9. Don’t panic, it´s organic

Or at least most of it. Besides being delicious, almost all the vegetables and herbs, the bread, the butter and the cheese served on Tomorrows Urban Travel is organic. We are not there with the meat yet – maybe next year.

Are you flying to the event?

You can make your own carbon offsets here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/

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