We are here to assimilate your garbage into recyclability. Greening Initiatives were introduced at Capricon 29 and we have been thrilled with the response we’ve gotten since then. For Capricon 33, we continue to make Capricon a lean, green Sci-Fi Machine!
Capricon’s Carbon Footprint
To give you an idea of how large Capricon’s carbon footprint is, here are some average numbers:
35,000 square feet of function space for 4 days
700 hotel room nights
All of this leads to the following CO2 emissions:
Travel: 248 tons of CO2 emissions
Function Space: 3 tons
Hotel Rooms: 26 tons
Total: 277 tons of CO2 emissions
That’s a lot of emissions, so we have taken several action steps to reduce our footprint!
Reducing the Convention’s Carbon Footprint
The Souvenir Program Book and pocket program are printed by an award-winning green printer that uses an all-vegetable process and recycled paper with at least 30% post-consumer waste content.
To reduce the need for individual plastic bottles, there are large water dispensers available in the con suite and throughout the function space, so you can refill your own water bottles. We will also be collecting can pop tops and recycling the cans from the rest of the garbage.
Some of the green features of the hotel include:
Green housekeeping products
Towel and linen re-use program
Recycling of paper, cans, and plastic
CFLs (energy saving compact fluorescent lightbulbs) and turning off lights not in use
No VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint
A/C set to 72 degrees in the summer to save energy
How You Can Help
There are many ways you can help reduce the carbon footprint of the convention!
Carpool to the convention
Take public transportation to the convention
Instead of using multiple disposable cups throughout the weekend, bring your own re-useable water bottle or coffee mug
Bring your own bag for use in the Dealers Room
Commit to eating vegetarian or vegan during the convention
Donate an item (or more!) to our food drive and/or book drive
If you would like to get involved, please contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.