Oracle OpenWorld is proud of its efforts to give back to the community and reduce the environmental impact of the event. Here’s a look back at some of our accomplishments in 2015.
229. The number of pounds of “imperfectly delicious” produce served at two lunches. These ugly vegetables are not marketable to grocery stores and would otherwise have gone to waste.
185. The number of liters of water consumed per participant per day--our lowest level of water consumption to date!
14. The total number of local charities that benefitted from event donations.
7,776. The total number of healthy, fresh meals that were redistributed from the event to help those in need.
100. The percentage of disposable service ware that was certified compostable.
250. The mile radius from San Francisco within which 80% of all menu items were sourced
1,279. The number of pounds of exterior turf flooring that was returned to the manufacturer for recycling.
22,100. The number of conference kits prepared by Goodwill of the Silicon Valley, a Bay-area social enterprise providing job training to people with barriers to employment.
450. The number of kids who participated in JavaOne4Kids.
1,260. The number of pounds of wood, panels, mesh and plastic donated to Our House, an organization helping to transition boys out of the juvenile justice system and back into society. These materials were used to teach the youth construction trade skills.
We’re excited to make Oracle OpenWorld 2016 the greenest and most sustainable yet! Join us.