Greening the Meeting

Bringing people together for a large meeting like Texas Bays and Estuaries can create significant environmental impacts. As professionals in our field, it is important for the Mission-Aransas Reserve and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to lead by example. The following list highlights the steps we’ve taken to reduce the impact of TBEM 2017:

  • Convincing vendors to use styrofoam alternatives
  • Reusable bags for meeting materials
  • Reusable nametag wallets
  • Limited paper use through duplex printing where possible
  • Using materials with as much recycled content as possible
  • Providing electronic copies of meeting materials to registered participants
  • Email communication with registered participants
  • Contracting with local vendors whenever possible.

To learn more about the Mission-Aransas Reserve and UTMSI efforts to reduce their environmental impact, check out the UTMSI Green Team!

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