Walter E. Washington Convention Center
As one of the largest buildings in our nation’s capital, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center recognizes the importance of implementing sustainability initiatives from the bottom up. The Convention Center operates under a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and making a difference every day. “The Know the Code” color-coded recycling and waste minimization program has helped the Convention Center take the lead on extensive recycling initiatives and effectively employing environmentally responsible products.
Read more about sustainable programs in the brochure, Green Initiatives at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Infor partners with local organization to reduce food waste
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. As the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. They fight hunger differently by training jobless adults for culinary careers and then hiring dozens of their own graduates to prepare the 3 million meals they provide each year for homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofits. Their ventures also prevent the waste of millions of pounds of nutritious food; expand access to healthy, local options in urban food deserts; and scale their model nationally through strategic partnerships.
DC Central Kitchen distributes 5,000 meals a day. They will pick-up our perishable and prepared food items donations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during Inforum.
What you can do before and during the event
We’ve made it easy for you to go green, too. Here’s how:
Download the mobile app—available in August
BYOB—bring your own reusable water bottle
Look for recycle and compost bins throughout the event
Recycle your name badge in designated areas
Walk to Inforum from your hotel (most hotels are within .5 miles)
2017 Results - measuring success by the numbers
Reduction in printed signage
Reduction in signage waste
Diversion of waste from the landfill, by composting 2600 gallons of material
Of all signage printed using new, recyclable option
Amazing IoT racetrack donated to the Boys and Girls Club of NY
Of Hub signage from Inforum 2017 will be reused for 2018