AGU continues to work to reduce the environmental impact of its events, including providing the programming schedule via app, reducing paper, using compostable cups and serve ware, vegetable-based containers for foodstuffs; deploying the most sustainable choices for carpet and other building supplies on-site; and encouraging attendees and staff to use public transportation or walk to events.

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McCormick Place

McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago is at the forefront of green meetings through their implementation of energy-saving practices, use of renewable energy sources, recycling and composting initiatives and green roof.

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Sustainability and developing innovative environmental initiatives are a significant piece of the policies of the city of Chicago. From the Chicago Climate Action Plan's broad leadership to the City's targeted energy efficiency investments, Chicago is integrating sustainability in the places residents work, live, learn, and play while preparing for a resilient future.

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