BRAINSTORM: TECH GUIDELINES
As part of our commitment to the principles of sustainability, we have developed guidelines to reduce the conference’s
environmental impact. These measures break new “green” ground for FORTUNE events, and developing them has been a
valuable learning process for us. We welcome feedback from participants and look forward to tracking and improving our
efforts over time—at this, and other FORTUNE events.
• Work with venue management and staff to understand the parameters and set standards for green initiatives at the
hotel for the Brainstorm: Tech conference.
• Decrease the amount of paper handed to guest at check-in/check-out, with goal of paperless process.
• Recycle key cards and holders.
• Offer hybrid or high-efficiency vehicles for guest ground transportation, whenever possible.
• Discourage idling of ground transport vehicles while waiting for guests.
• Offer guests at check-in the option of e-mailing receipt. Hotel to ask if express check-out required to avoid
unnecessary printing and encourage in-room video check-out, if available.
• Offer in-room recycling.
• Offer all guests the option to reuse linens.
• Minimize paper and notepads in the rooms and, where necessary, supply recycled paper goods.
• Deliver newspapers upon request only and with no plastic wrapper.
• Hotel to ensure all waste products left in the meeting space areas are sorted and recycled whenever possible.
• Utilize cloth linens, ceramic or glass drinkware and tableware, and metal flatware for all meal functions.
• Prohibit plastic water bottles and replace with reusable water bottles.
• Oxygenate the space with plants.
• Use recyclable and/or biodegradable serving products, instead of plastic or styrofoam for staff (if ceramic/glassware
• Reduce AC and lighting and ensure it is turned off when room is not in use.
Food & Beverage
• Compost food waste or donate to a local food program.
• Create menus using produce from sustainable local farmers if available.
• Utilize recycled printer cartridges when replacements needed.
• Set computers, printers, etc., to go into “sleep” mode after a few minutes.
• Add information in guest rooms on the hotel’s green policies.
• Train hotel staff to comply with green standards: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
• Use recycled goods only when paper goods are needed.
• Recycle materials whenever possible.
• Use nontoxic cleaning products.