Environmental Policy

Euromit 2020 will be as environmentally friendly as possible both in our choice of venues and also material usage. We aim to keep paper usage to a minimum and all documents will be available online via our conference app unless specifically requested.

The Sage Gateshead has a strong environmental policy and aims to be as sustainable as possible, working with their staff, clients and contractors to minimise the environmental impact of each event.

Their  internal “Green Team” act as champions for their departments in promoting best practice and bringing  new  sustainability ideas together.
They:

  • Use a “best value” purchasing policy to ensure that we use the best and most sustainable equipment.
  • Have AV equipment and technical provisions in-house.
  • Source any additional equipment from local suppliers to reduce carbon footprint.
  • Where possible, only deal with local and ethically sustainable companies.
  • Illuminate our car park completely by LED lights.
  • Have LED lighting in all of our Halls and on Hall foyers.
  • Have hot water and electricity supplied by Gateshead Energy Centre – a North East project which helps reduce Gateshead’s carbon footprint, with half of the carbon emissions of grid energy supplies.
  • Use only potted plants within the venue, rather than cut flowers, providing a sustainable alternative to decoration.

The Baltic Newcastle, which is hosting our drinks reception, is a gallery who reuses many of their materials from exhibition to exhibition. A similar level of care is in place with their own printed materials which is on recycled, FSC approved paper.

As a building, they have computerised management systems in place to control heating, lighting, air con and power. The building was designed with environment considerations in place to reduce energy use. Looking at carbon consumption they work with Carbon Trust, AECOM and RENEW to move towards better practice. In the galleries there is low lighting and long life bulbs. Their taps are all sensor operations taps, water-less urinals and low flush toilets ensuring limited water wastage.

All this aside, everyone’s favorite aspect is their beautiful nesting Kittiwakes. BALTIC hosts the UK’s most inland nesting colony of Kittiwakes, and works with the Wildlife Trust to transmit a live feed of the nesting birds onto BALTIC TV.

 

 




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