Request basic recycling (paper, plastic, glass, and cans) and visible bins at hotels and convention centers.

Require a linen and towel reuse program at contracted hotels and encourage attendees to use it.

Curb energy use by asking facilities to moderate air conditioning and heat and to turn down lighting.

Plan to use china and serviceware at your food functions, and not disposables.

Ask exhibitors to limit printed materials and giveaways, instead providing those by mail or electronically.

Don't overprint paper and convention materials, and ensure that they are properly shredded and disposed of.

Arrange for beverages and condiments to be served in bulk dispensers during food breaks, minimizing individual servings.

Ask attendees to reconfirm their attendance at banquets and food functions.

Consider including foods that will keep longer or that can be donated as excess.