The Congress Organisers recognise event travel impacts on the environment and as a sustainability legacy initiative, you can donate to TreeProject, a community, Victorian based, not for profit organisation. Your donation enables TreeProject to provide landholders with affordable trees, shrubs and grasses needed to revegetate and repair our environment.
When you donate to TreeProject you will be helping to:
- Tackle salinity and erosion
- Develop healthy soil structure
- Prevent excess water entering our ground waters and causing salinity
- Improve water quality and help to keep our waterways healthy
- Repair ecosystems
- Restore our waterways
- Conserve biodiversity
- Provide habitat for wildlife corridors
- Fight climate change
- Offset carbon
- Produce the very air we breathe
Every $2 you give gets 1 seedling in the ground
$20 can grow 10 seedlings to create a wetland
$30 can plant 15 seedlings to repair an eroded waterway
$50 can provide 25 seedlings to the Forest Link Project to create a biolink for threatened species
$200 can improve a degraded ecosystem
When registering, you can nominate the dollar sum you wish to commit.
For further information on TreeProject please visit their website (hyperlink website to: www.treeproject.org.au/membership
When booking your flights to Melbourne, Australia we encourage delegates to consider including carbon credits which are donated to projects around the world that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Each airline does have a different policy so it’s important to research this before booking.
As much as possible the Congress will reduce the amount of printing in both the lead up to and onsite. Delegates are encouraged to use electronic resources, such as downloads from the website and app, where possible.
All printing produced for the Congress will be done on FSC graded paper.
Onsite at the Congress no note pads or pens will be provided.
Delegates are encouraged to bring a water bottle onsite which can be refilled at the numerous water stations within the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Delegates are also encouraged to bring a coffee keepcup.
Lanyards, name badges and satchels will be recycled so we encourage you to return these to the Registration and Information Desk upon completion of the Congress.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been awarded a 6-star Green Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for the venue’s innovative environmental design and operational features. Built from the ground up with the environment in mind, the MCEC was the first convention centre in the world to be awarded this and also have achieved Gold Accreditation with the world’s sustainability benchmarking organisation, EarthCheck. To find out more about the MCEC initiatives in place click here.