The Local Government Commission (LGC) and its conference partners work hard each year to reduce environmental impacts, including the amount of waste generated and energy consumed to produce the New Partners for Smart Growth (NPSG) Conference.
OFFSETTING THE CONFERENCE’S CARBON FOOTPRINT
Each year we calculate the estimated greenhouse gas emissions that are generated as a result of the conference and we translate those impacts to carbon dioxide equivalent to produce the conference carbon footprint.
New Partners is proud to be a Green-e certified event: 100% of the estimated greenhouse gas emissions from this event will be offset through the purchase of certified Green-e climate offsets by the LGC. Early estimates indicate that the carbon generated to produce this event will be 588 metric tons. Offset estimates are based on projected conference energy use, food consumption and participant travel using the Green-e event calculator. Carbon Offsets are purchased through 3Degrees.
The LGC will work closely with the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, and outside vendors and caterers, to conserve resources used during our event, to ensure on-site recycling is available, and that only reusable utensils, napkins and tablecloths are used during the event. We will also work with the hotel to ensure that wherever possible condiments and food are served in bulk, and that locally grown, seasonal food is incorporated into the conference menu wherever possible. The Hilton Baltimore Hotel has a detailed list of Green Initiative Actions they have implemented throughout their property.