Initial data from the Living Future unConference 2014 helps tell the story of a sustainable meeting. The conference organizers made informed choices and the data makes it real. For instance, they...
- Chose chicken instead of beef for the dinner event saving 257,750 gallons of water.
- Chose apples instead of tropical fruit such as bananas saving 9,536.75 gallons of water.
- Chose a hotel with a linen-reuse program saving 1,340 gallons of water, thanks to attendee participation.
- Provided tap water for attendees to refill their reusable water bottles saving enough energy to run an average American household for 2,062 hours. Note: changed from tap to a filtered water system after Portland announced a Contaminated Water Alert during the conference. Even with this alert, no individual bottles of water were consumed (a blog post unto itself).
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Source: Fun facts generated by "If One Attendee" tool.