I cycled up to the Conference Centre at the Hyatt. As usual, no bike rack in sight. Once inside though, more sustainable thinking was definitely in evidence.
Hunter Sasser, one of the organizers, introduced me to the various green aspects of the show materials:
Shirts – Organic cotton by Edun Live
Bags – Reclaimed canvas by Eco Bags
Lanyards made from recycled bottle caps
Name tag holders – Made from vegetable-based plastics
All printing done on recycled paper with soy-based inks
All signage (by ecobanner) is non-toxic (presumably meaning not vinyl) and after the show will be recycled into carpet
Not bad. Until I saw the table full of plastic bottles of Pepsi Cola products. Oh well. At least they were small bottles.
One in a series of articles on Lorne’s Sustainable Journey to the Sustainable Brands 08 Conference in Monterey CA. Click here for the full list of sessions, or here for the ‘Fear & Loathing’ road trip journals.
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