Greening the EPH Conference
EPH Conference is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the conference and finding ways to be more environmentally responsible. These are our initiatives we have taken together with The CCD, venue of the EPH Conference 2023, to minimize the impact of the conference on the environment.
Food and drinks
We have chosen a variety of healthy options provided throughout the event:
- Fresh vegetables and fruit are the basis of all our meals. The CCD takes care to ensure that all their products are eco-friendly. The vast majority of our food produce is locally sourced. This ensures our meals are fresh and in season whilst also supporting local farmers. In addition, all chocolate, tea and coffee supplies are fair trade.
- We encourage the choice for vegetarian lunch and dinner options.
- We have chosen leaner meats and sea food, rather than beef meat.
- We do not offer alcohol at the conference. Water from water dispensers is available throughout The CCD.
In particular, The CCD follows the following ecological principles:
- We use 100% recycled napkins and wooden stir sticks, and all our disposable coffee cups are broken down to SRF waste.
- Care is taken to ensure that all new kitchen equipment is designed to conserve water and energy.
- Pre-packed individual portions are restricted as far as possible in order to reduce waste.
Reduced material use
We have adopted eco-friendly practices in communicating with delegates:
- Abstract submission, registration and invoicing are fully web-based. The full programme is available in the EPH Conference App.
- Printouts of conference materials are avoided. By switching to ePosters printing of poster materials by delegates is avoided.
- The printed Programme Book is only available on request and against payment of a fee. It’s printed on FSC Mix paper. FSC Mix means at least 70% of the wood in the product is from FSC-certified material or recycled material; and 30% is controlled wood from responsible sources.
- We encourage our delegates to reduce the climate impact of their flight by flying CO2 neutral with the CO2 Impact Programme of their airline.
In 2021, The CCD secured ISO 20121 accreditation to become one of the few Irish venues to hold this standard. ISO 20121 is a recognised international accreditation that demonstrates our commitment to running sustainable events. Everyone at The CCD is committed to achieving its sustainability vision. Read more about sustainability at The CCD.
EUPHA's Green Club
EPH Conference Foundation is advised by EUPHA's Green Club in its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the conference. The Green Club is a EUPHA working group of environmental experts and environment-conscious colleagues. The Green Club meets annually at the EPH Conference.