Getting Greener All the Time, Part 1
By stephen.fox on Nov 11, 2008
Learning how to Reduce the Oracle OpenWorld Footprint
Each year, Oracle strives to put on a show that is creative, informative, and engaging. But we also want to be environmentally conscious. In addition to the Oracle OpenWorld Green Room Sessions that illustrate how to become a greener enterprise, we have been working with Meeting Strategies Worldwide to reduce the carbon footprint of the conference. As we evaluate Oracle OpenWorld 2008, one of the important areas where we look for improvements is in the green space.
Some of the initial findings show that we made great strides in many of the areas we were focusing on, particularly, diverting trash from landfills, reusing signs and banners, and reducing paper use and consumption.
• Our recycling and composting programs diverted from landfill at least 60% of the Moscone Center waste and 62% of the waste from the Metreon.
• We will be reusing 45% of all our Oracle OpenWorld banners and signs for future events and shows.
• Since Oracle OpenWorld 2006, we have reduced the on-site paper use by 75%.
• Host hotels utilized recycling programs, with 61% of them providing a linen reuse program.
As we assess more of our 2008 metrics, we will continue to post the results from Oracle OpenWorld 2008. If you saw something that we could do better for the 2009 show, let us know. We want to make sure that we continue to present innovative IT solutions in an environmentally friendly way.