With GIC 2017, we set an example for sustainability on the planet and ask all participants to join in.
We, the Austrain organization team, want to promote IBF as ecology-minded organization and to present Austria as an environmentally conscious country.
You will find containers for litter separation in many places, so please use them accordingly also during the conference week.
The bags with your welcoming package will not only have a trendy design, but are produced from upcycled material by a company, which employs handicapped persons to offer them a second chance on the job market.
You will receive reuseable glass water bottles in your bag to avoid plastic.
We ask you to take your water supply from the tab in the hotels – this is high quality water, which comes from the mountains around, so there are no transport costs involved in your water consumption.
Your name badge will not contain any plastic, but it will be made of arolla (Swiss) pine wood, and will offer you a nice fragrance every day. It is produced by handicapped persons.
When you give us your arrival dates, you get detailed information about your further travel to the conference venue. We recommend choosing public transport (the Austrian railway gets its electricity from running water power stations), which is the best way to travel from an environmental point of view.
We provide vegetarian food at the conference, as the production and consequently the consumption of meat is one of the main drivers for carbon dioxide emission on the planet.