Your water bottle and coffee mug that is! During the registration process, we now ask conference participants bring their own. In recent months, I have heard about a new practice called, BYOB, or bring your own (conference) bag. It is being instituted with great success as well. Anything we can do to minimize our impact while traveling is critically important. To that point, EPA statistics show:
The average conference participant (at a three day conference):Road Warrior, Doug Kennedy, shares some great tips about how hotel guests can minimize their environmental impact.
Produces 61 lbs of solid waste
Uses 846 gallons of water
The same person at home (for three days):
Produces 13.5 lbs of solid waste
Uses 258 gallons of water