In an effort to ensure that WYC 2016 is socially responsible, the Conference Secretariat has taken measures to:
REDUCE the environmental impact of the conference while supporting the local economy by:
- Selecting a venue which has been demonstrating commitment to environmental responsibility and compliance with international standards by achieving the ISO 14001 since 2011;
- Using local suppliers who have good social responsibility policies, whenever possible;
- Making the programme available online and through mobile application (free download) to reduce large number of leftover books & documents at the end of the conference.
REUSE conference surplus by:
- Having donation boxes available at various locations throughout the venue at WYC 2016 to help eliminate the waste of conference supplies and materials. Those wishing to donate items that will no longer be needed after the conference (conference bags, office supplies, exhibition material, etc.) can leave the items at any of the conference donation boxes. All materials will be donated to local organizations.
RECYCLE conference waste by:
- Giving conference attendees the opportunity to recycle their waste through sorting bins placed throughout the venue.
RAISE AWARENESS on:
- Our greening efforts by:
- Communicating these efforts to our staff, suppliers, delegates and exhibitors.
- Youth issues for non-delegates by:
- Expanding our online coverage of conference issues;
- Giving the volunteers access to the sessions and to the content of the conference.
- Local Youth led organizations by:
- Giving conference attendees the opportunity to financially support them through the registration process.