Sustainability and Green Initiatives

At the Department of Bioscience and Aarhus University, we aim at making our conferences more sustainable by making green choices. Here are some of the ones, you can experience during the WETPOL conference:

Conference Materials Buffet
We have replaced the usual conference bag with “a buffet” of conference material. This minimizes the use of paper, still making sure that everyone can take what they need. We also suggest that our guests recycle the material after the conference, if they do not wish to bring it home.

Tap Water
Instead of plastic bottles, we hand out a sustainable water bottle for our guests that can be used over and over again. It is 100 % BPA free and dishwasher safe. This is possible because drinking water in Denmark is pure and tastes delicious.

Conference App Reduces Paper Usage
We aim at minimizing the printed material for the conference.  Therefore, we will launch a conference app where all relevant information will be available.

Organic Lunches and Breaks
The welcome reception on Monday as well as lunches on the following days are served by Studenterhusfonden, which in 2016 received a silver star for using 60-90% organic ingredients. The vision of Studenterhusfonden is to provide high quality food with a local identity/Nordic origin – cooked from scratch. The menu reflects the seasons – giving you the opportunity to eat varied food of the highest seasonal quality.

It is quick and easy to get around in Aarhus and we encourage you to walk, take a bike or use public transportation.
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