Champlain College is a well prepared venue to hold your green meetings. Let us help you by meeting at our earth friendly venue!
Tips for making your meetings green
What you can do:
- Go paperless: Use media and electronic technology to reduce paper use. You can do this from the start to end of your meeting/conference by advertising on the Web, doing registration online, and putting presentations on the web for people to download instead of handing out notes.
- Educate your Attendees: Inform your attendees ahead of time of your mission to have a greener meeting.
- Work with the Event Center: Work with our office on every detail and express your wants/needs /expectations for your conference or meeting.
- Inform Attendees about Transportation: Encourage attendees to reduce their carbon footprint by choosing public transportation, carpooling, and walking.
- Choose a reusable give-away: If you include a give-way with registration be sure to choose something such as a reusable water bottle that can be used during the conference at the water stations.
What we can do to help:
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Compost: Champlain College does all four!
- Eat Green: Champlain College is part of the Vermont Fresh Network and our catering service provider uses local and seasonal produce when possible and when requested.
- Use Bulk: Our catering service provider will provide bulk food and beverage (including water and condiments) when requested, rather than individually packaged servings.
- Save Energy: Our facilities have energy savings systems built in with integrated air and lights to help conserve energy when the space isn't in use.
- We are a central location. Champlain College is very close to the airport and in walking distance to the well-known downtown Church Street Marketplace with plentiful shopping and dining options. The campus is small enough to walk to all buildings within a few minutes.
Here is a guide to greening your event!
Examples of ways that Champlain is going green
- Green roof at IDX Center which eases storm water runoff, keeps building cooler in the summer, and keeps building warmer in the winter
- Aiken Hall is a LEED Gold Certified building
- Local Food Purchasing; Vermont Fresh Network member
- Fair Trade & Organic Coffee
- Pre- & Post-consumer composting in the dining hall
- All lawn debris goes to the Intervale composting center
- Increased use of motion sensor lighting
- Compact florescent light bulb exchange program
- Installation of low-flow shower heads in all residence halls which result in 30% savings
- Single stream recycling for wide variety of paper products, plastics #1-7, glass, and aluminum.
- Water filling stations, for filling your reusable water bottles, and water fountains placed in numerous spaces on campus.
We are becoming a greener campus with the help from our partners at:
Burlington Electric, Campus Area Transportation Management Association, CarShare Vermont, CCTA, Chittenden Solid Waste District, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Fresh Network, Vermont Gas