Going Green: The greening of VATE events

Going Green: The greening of VATE events

Climate change is real.[1]

To meet the challenges of climate change, we need to address our individual, collective and systemic responsibilities.

At VATE we are committed to developing environmentally sustainable practices in order to minimise our carbon footprint at all VATE events.

The key actions being undertaken are:

Minimising waste
This will be done through the reduction of waste such as no single serving containers and recycling (where possible) at each event. We will also be encouraging participants to BYO water bottles and reusable coffee/tea cups.

Distribution of event material
We are committed to using paperless technology as much as it is possible and this will include the distribution of speakers’ presentations and event information. We encourage our exhibitors and sponsors to distribute their promotional material in a paperless manner and/or on recycled paper where possible. VATE will not be distributing any paper flyers at the any event including the State Conference.

Conference satchels and inserts
Conference satchels with promotional flyers will no longer be supplied to delegates. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own bag.

In lieu of delegate and presenter gifts, VATE will be donating these funds to three charities:
Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
Environment Victoria
The Smith Family

Transport to the venue
To reduce carbon emissions, we encourage all the participants to find the most environmentally friendly way to come to the venue. This may include taking public transportation, sharing car, riding a bike, or walking.

We look forward to you joining us on this journey.