Hawaii is ideally suited for sustainable travel. Maintaining its ocean, beaches and mountains is natural for both residents and visitors. You will encounter local products and produce in restaurants as well as widespread green practices in hotels.

The Hawaii Convention Center was recertified in 2021 asĀ LEED EBOM v4 O + M GoldĀ by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first and only ā€œpublic assembly, convention centerā€ in the United States to earn LEED v.4 O+M Gold certification and is the only LEED v.4 O+M Gold project in Hawaii. Read more about sustainability at the convention center.

The Plant Biology event has been designed to minimize its ecological footprint, specifically through:

  • Using technology to reduce paper use. Presentation materials and handouts from speakers will be digitally distributed, and the full program will be available only digitally.
  • Making minimum wasteĀ our goal, selecting options based on energy efficiency, sustainable waste disposal, reuse, recycling and more.
  • Asking Plant Biology partners to keep sustainability at the center of their experience.Ā 
  • Encouraging Plant Biology suppliers to chooseĀ sustainable sources for food products, equipment and materials.

Each Plant Biology attendee can support our sustainability efforts by minimizing single-use plastics, refraining from collecting or distributing handouts, and recycling. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. Encouraging others to adopt these practices will help us all ensure a healthy and sustainable future.