As part of the Sustainability Initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the RANZCOG 2022
ASM, the Organising Committee has implemented the below environmental actions:
The default catering for the Meeting will be a Planetary Diet: this diet is largely plant-based, with a focus on fresh vegetables, legumes, nuts and small amounts of meat and dairy products. This decision has been made from an environmental as well as health aspect, as reducing meat consumption is imperative in reducing the impact on the environment.
Look out also for MEAT FREE WEDNESDAY. On Wednesday 12 October the ASM catering will be plant-based. The menu offerings will please even the most diligent of meat eaters, with substantial delicious options for all.
The delegate handbook will be digital for this event. One week prior to the event, delegates will receive individual log in details for the Meeting App. The Meeting App will be the one stop shop for the event information and will include a link to the digital Meeting Handbook.
RANZCOG is working in conjunction with the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre to include a variety of environmental initiatives for the Meeting that the venue already actions. These include 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
- crockery service for most hot beverages
- sustainable power: the venue has invested in energy efficiency software, low energy lighting and heating and cooling is powered by geothermally-harvested energy from waste water
The Delegate Lanyards for the 2022 ASM have been designed to reduce waste. The lanyards are recyclable. There will be recycling collection points at the end of the Meeting to collect delegate lanyards.
All coffee stations throughout the Meeting will have biodegradable cups to reduce our waste impact. In Meeting rooms, fresh water will be available in jugs with cups as opposed to bottled water. Please feel free to bring along your keep cup and your water bottle for refills!