Eco Philosophy

The 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC) is an environmentally-responsible congress. Sustainability / environmental responsibility is on everyone’s agenda. The Colour Industry is no exception.  Whether it be science, technology, manufacturing or design, reducing carbon emissions is seen as a priority.

Di Swinbourn
AIC 2009 Organising Committee

The following green initiatives will be undertaken by the congress:

  • Promoting walking and public transport to and from the congress
  • Limiting paper usage, including electronic registration to minimise printing of registration brochures
  • There will be name badge return bins where delegates can recycle their name badges and lanyards after the congress
  • Recycling and waste stations will be available at the venue for delegate use
  • All cutlery and crockery is reusable, rather than using disposable cutlery and crockery
  • The Congress Organisers’ office printing are defaulted to double-sided printing and promotes paperless reporting
  • The supply of delegate materials including satchels and program books will be tailored to the registration numbers thereby avoiding over supply. Additional satchels will be ordered unprinted so that return of unwanted or unused satchels to the supplier can be arranged
  • Making Conference abstracts available on CD Rom only, eliminating the need to print an abstract book.
  • The award winning architectural design of the John Niland Scientia Building at UNSW, capitalises on natural light, meaning less energy is wasted  on everyday power usage.
  • The Scientia Building has a five star water efficiency rating

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