Keeping it Green

In furtherance of GSA’s mission in promoting stewardship of the earth, GSA works continuously to minimize the environmental impacts associated with the planning and execution of all our meetings.

The Meeting

The Washington State Convention Center has in place substantial green initiatives.

Attendees and exhibitors can participate with us by recycling all paper, cardboard, aluminum and tin, and glass and plastic. There will also be badge recycling at the end of the meeting.

Just a few of GSA’s other green efforts for the meeting include: meeting program printed with 50% total recovered fiber (10% post-consumer); rechargeable batteries in laser pointers and other devices; electronic lead retrieval for exhibitors; water stations (instead of bottled water); and material recycling.

We are saving paper and using only the electronic signage provided by the Convention Center and the HQ hotel. All event listings will be listed on the venue event boards and on the electronic signs outside of each room. 

GSA HQ generates it's own electricity

solar panels phase 2
240 Panels 68kW-104,000 kWh. 

The Traveling

Go GreenPlease see our Tips for Green(er) Travel
for easy sustainability practices for
getting to Seattle and during the meeting.

The Footprint

Please consider contributing to the GSA Foundation’s Energy and Conservation Fund if you want to make a carbon offset donation for your attendance at the meeting. This Fund is used to fund sustainability projects at GSA Headquarters, including the current installation of phrase two of our solar project.

The Staff

At GSA HQ: We recycle! Compost, paper towels, paper, bottles, etc. GSA's "Green Team" has several other initiatives going, including monitoring commuting methods and providing free bus passes. Another group at GSA runs an organic community garden.