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:

1000 attendees

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.

Con Suite

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