At EITEP Institute we not only strive to provide participants with a successful event, we also want to reduce the impact on the environment. Our motivation is to consider what resources are actually needed to run an event without lowering the high standards that participants expect. With the upcoming ptc, we are still at the beginning of these considerations, but have already planned a number of steps.
Some of our approaches for the 18th ptc are:
- Our publications are preferably printed on paper from sustainable sources or on recycled paper. For example, we use paper certified with the “Blauer Engel” or FSC. First, however, we check where we can avoid or reduce printing.
- The proceedings, containing all abstracts and paper, will no longer be printed. They will instead be made available on our Pipeline Open Knowledge Base.
- In order to reduce the inevitable amount of food leftovers, agreements are made with caterers that each participant will be satisfied, but that individual components of the meals may not be available by the end of the meals. Of course, the highest goal is the satisfaction of the participants.
- Our websites are run CO2-free.
- We make sure that our venues use sustainable and economical technology. The Estrel, for example, uses LED technology for its lighting, which is not only energy-saving but also more durable than conventional systems. We will also pay attention to this when it comes to the technology for the Dinner Invitation.
- Large areas of carpet will be covered with carpet tiles. Unlike the roller carpet used in recent years and in small areas, carpet tiles are reusable and therefore generate significantly less waste.
- Large prints are reused if possible. Some of the large prints are designed so that they can be used in future events, rollups are mounted in reusable systems.
- The conference bag will be a fabric bag that is either fair manufactured or complies with an Oeko-Tex standard.
- The CO2 "produced" by the ptc is calculated independently and offset by donations to environmental projects.