RANZCOG ASM
Sustainability Initiatives

As part of the Sustainability Initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the RANZCOG 2020
ASM, the Organising Committee has implemented the below environmental actions:

Catering:

The default catering for the Meeting will be a Planetary Diet: this diet is largely plant-based, with a focus on legumes, nuts and small amounts of meat and dairy products. This decision has been made from an environmental as well as health aspects, as reducing meat consumption in diets are imperative on reducing the impact on the environment.

Delegate Satchel:

The default catering for the Meeting will be a Planetary Diet: this diet is largely plant-based, with a focus on legumes, nuts and small amounts of meat and dairy products. This decision has been made from an environmental as well as health aspects, as reducing meat consumption in diets are imperative on reducing the impact on the environment.

Lanyards:

The Delegate Lanyards for the 2020 ASM have been designed to reduce waste. Specially crafted with this in mind, the design eliminates the need to plastic pockets, and the lanyards are recyclable. There will be collection points at the end of the Meeting to collect delegate lanyards.

Crockery

All coffee stations throughout the Meeting will use crockery and washing stations as opposed to takeaway cups to reduce our waste impact. In Meeting rooms, fresh water will be available in jugs with glasses as opposed to bottled water. Please feel free to also bring along your keep cup and your water bottle for refills!

Venue

RANZCOG is working in conjunction with the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart to also implement a variety of environmental initiatives for the Meeting which the hotel already actions. This include in the following:

  • Elimination of single use plastics
  • Composting of all organic waste
  • Exhibitor recycling stations
  • Delegate recycling stations
  • Glass plastic and co-mingled waste recycling
  • Water Service utilising fresh Tasmanian water and glasses
  • Crockery service for all hot beverages
  • Sustainable power: Hotel Grand Chancellor has invested in energy efficiency

software, low energy lighting and heating and cooling is powered by
geothermally harvested energy from waste water