AIChE's Sustainable Meeting Initiative

AIChE's Environmental Division and Institute for Sustainability have developed a series of sustainability goals for the 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. These goals are designed to minimize generated waste as well as energy and water consumption resulting from Annual Meeting activities and can reduce incurred costs. AIChE commits to minimizing the environmental impact of the Annual Meeting through on-site outreach and awareness initiatives, responsible purchasing, reduced resource consumption (including energy and water) and landfill diversion.

All Annual Meeting attendees will be encouraged to participate in AIChE's sustainability goals by taking individual sustainable actions, such as appropriate food ordering, using onsite recycling and composting receptacles, using local transportation options, and using the online and electronic resources for conference planning and meeting agendas to minimize paper waste.

The Green Task Force is also developing a series of metrics to measure the Annual meetings performance on a number of key environmental, economic, and social indicators that can be used to set goals and track progress for future AIChE Meetings, events and programs.  The Green Task force is a collaboration of AIChE volunteers and staff. Read the complete environmental commitment statment, clicking on the button below.

Environmental Commitment Statement

To find out more or to get involved with our sustainability efforts, email Sarah Widder at