Their keynote speaker, Al Gore, talked about the 90 million tons of carbon that goes into the atmosphere each day and how humans must make different choices. A series of decisions were made to help make a difference:
- First choice--one of conference initiatives was to reduce the amount of transportation required.
- Conference organizers chose hotels that were either within walking distance or accessible to the light rail system whenever possible.
- Participants chose to walk or ride MAX (with the exception of a few hotels).
- Off-site events did not include shuttles but were also located in the same transit area.