The Power of New Energy
World Stage for Sustainable Technologies & Innovations
Environmental Impact Reduction Statement

WGES Organizers are committed to minimizing the environmental impact by:
    Decreasing the amount of waste produced by the event;
    Reducing energy and water consumption at the event;
    Minimizing or off-setting harmful emissions resulting from vehicular transportation and energy consumption associated with the event;
    Disposing of solid and liquid waste in an environmentally responsible manner; and
    Eliminating the use of harmful chemicals at or for the event.

WGES Organizers will give preference to venues, host cities, transportation and suppliers that have active and ongoing sustainability programs and policies.  


Specifically, preference is given to transportation suppliers that:

    Offer vehicles propelled by electricity or low emissions fuel (methanol, ethanol, propane or natural gas);
    Offer fuel efficient vehicles;
    Recycle used oil, vehicle batteries, antifreeze and tires;
    Follow environmentally responsible maintenance practices, including:
    The use of re-refined oils;
    Regular maintenance and emissions testing of vehicles;
    Minimized idling by drivers;
    Minimized use of air conditioners (where climate permits); and
    Environmental initiatives above and beyond those listed herein.

WGES Organizers gives preference to venues that have active and ongoing sustainability programs and policies.  Specifically, preference is given to facilities that have:
    A comprehensive environmental policy;
    Programs to recycle and otherwise reduce solid waste;
    Programs for the conservation of energy and water;
    Programs to reduce the use of harmful chemicals;
    Programs to improve indoor air quality; and environmental initiatives above and beyond those listed herein

In planning our conferences, WGES Organizers look for a host city that adheres to high environmental standards.
 
Specifically, preference is given to sites that have:

    A comprehensive sustainability plan;
    Programs to recycle and otherwise reduce solid waste;
    Programs for the conservation of energy and water;
    Environmentally responsible systems to handle to treatment of solid and liquid wastes; and
    Environmental initiatives above and beyond those listed herein.

Here are just a few ways you can ensure your meeting leaves a positive environmental legacy:
    Arrange to have a tree planted for each delegate;
    Have attendees participate in a local community campaign;
    Make a donation, on behalf of your meetings client, to a local charity;

Arrange an off-site field trip so your attendees can learn about issues facing the community.


WGES works with subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who meet the highest level of sustainable deliverables.