RANZCO is ensuring its 54th Congress is being held in an environmentally sustainable way; from the way it chooses its venue partners to the food it provides, it is taking a collaborative approach.
The event, taking place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) from 20-23 October, will feature ‘Sustainability Sunday’, where delegates’ morning and afternoon tea break will go green with a plant-based menu on offer.
“Eating more plant-based meals is better for the planet, and the PCEC also works hard to use local ingredients to reduce food mileage – for example, how far each ingredient must travel to go from its sources to your plate,” RANZCO said.
RANZCO is also encouraging attendees to bring their own water bottles and re-useable cups, and to recycle their lanyards after the event.
“To assist delegates in washing their reusable cups, we’re providing automatic wash stations at the Sustainability Booth in the Exhibition Hall. It will be the most sustainable 30-seconds of the Congress,” it said.
“[We urge attendees to] look out for the Terracycle Bins to recycle their lanyards instead of disposing them into landfill. Terracycle works to separate the different components of each lanyard to create new materials for manufacturing.”
Terracycle Bins will be located at the registration desk.
RANZCO is also encouraging delegates to join it in its journey to be more climate conscious and to nurture our native biodiversity. To do so, delegates can go to their registration form and click on ‘Carbon Offset’.
The venue, PCEC, is likewise encouraging employees and visitors to reduce their carbon footprint by utilising the many public transport options available to them.
The venue is located in the Free Transit Zone (FTZ) where visitors can board a free bus service that operates around the Perth CBD. These buses are called CATS or Central Area Transport Service.
PCEC is using local produce, where possible, to reduce food miles and associated energy emissions, and using local suppliers, where possible, to support local and increase engagement amongst the community.
It is also donating 10 cents to ‘Containers for Change’ for every drink container recycled, and supplying excess food items to OzHarvest.
Visit RANZCO’s Sustainability Booth in the Exhibition Hall to learn more.
To register, visit https://www.ranzco2023.com/.