Events can have a considerable ecological footprint. It is our aim to set an example with EBSCON 2021 and to meet in an environmentally friendly manner. The Austrian Ecolabel for “Green Meetings and Green Events” is the first national environmental label which allows the certification of a whole event. Organisers as well as participants and locations are involved in and committed to the greening process to create a truly sustainable event.
On the basis of a comprehensive criteria catalogue, a meeting must comply with requirements in the following fields: environmentally-friendly transport option to the conference venue, mobility on-site and CO2 reduction, green accommodation and
conference venue, sustainable catering and exhibition stands, ecological procurement, environmental material and waste management, sustainable social aspects and communication.
Specific aspects such as event size, equipment and location are addressed using specialised criteria. Moreover, certain features are rewarded, such as the exclusive use of organic food in catering or particular consideration for people with special needs and their families. The event organiser has to demonstrate sustainable mangement principles and sustainable office management.