Attendee Sustainability at General Assembly

While you’re at GA, there are many ways to reduce your environmental impacts.

a three bin waste sorting station at the Oregon Convention Center

Whenever possible, our venues make use of china, silver, and glass service ware and bulk condiments, instead of disposables and single-use wrapped portions.

Water Conservation

  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen ReUse Program–did you know that you can often earn

Rewards points for participating? Ask your hotel about their specific awards incentives!

  • Take shorter showers to save water and time!

Waste Reduction

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup throughout the conference
  • Take only what you need at food functions
  • Make sure to download the official mobile app instead of using a paper
  • Ask for a recycling container for your hotel room if one isn’t in place

Energy Conservation

  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room
  • If exhibiting, be sure to power down your booth at the end of each show day

Air Quality/CO2 Impact

  • Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel. Make new friends and contacts while saving CO2! Public transportation in Pittsburgh
  • Choose to eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day OR make the commitment eat meat free all week!
  • Offset your travel to/from GA for just $6 – automatic at registration, just don’t opt out!

Offset units are used to compensate for emissions a business produces, to help reduce their carbon footprint. Offset units are generated by projects that reduce, remove or capture emissions from the atmosphere such as reforestation, renewable energy or energy efficiency.

For example, a project may reduce emissions by changing the timing of savanna burning in Northern Australia or capture emissions by re-vegetating a large area of land. One carbon credit is issued for each tonne of emissions avoided, removed or captured from the atmosphere.

Climate Active Australia

Community Service Project

  • Each year, General Assembly participants contribute to a local service project, identified by the GA Local Area Task Force.