GREEN, GREEN, GREEN
The committee has tried to keep the DOHaD 2015 Conference Green by adhering to the following principles:
Environmental best practice
Having a positive social and economic impact through local community involvement
Raising awareness of Green issues among all role players
Consciously trying to minimise negative environmental impact such as from carbon emissions and creation of waste going to landfills.
These principles came into play in a number of ways:
Water coolers and reusable glass bottles provided at registration to be used instead of disposable plastic bottles
Printing has been kept to a minimum and recycled paper has been used for the notepads
The conference abstracts will be loaded onto a eco-friendly bamboo memory sticks for delegates
Local and seasonal food has been sourced
Many red meat dishes have been replaced with delicious options
Fish sourced will be SASSI-approved
Paper, bottles, cans and plastic products will be recycled wherever possible
The committee would greatly appreciate the support of delegates in such matters. Group transport is encouraged to reduce the transport carbon footprint. DOHaD delegates will also be encouraged to walk to and from the conference dinner at Gold Restaurant which is about a 15 min walk from the CTICC. The DOHaD stand will provide conference bags that have been sourced locally, and are made from recycled billboard material by a local initiative Njalo Njalo which provides work for women from disadvantaged communities. It is hoped that the reusable glass bottles will encourage delegates to minimise the purchase of beverages in disposable containers.
DOHaD 2015 committee