Think about the conferences and events that you attend. Earlier this month, I attended a trade show in Atlanta where members of the association received a cotton tote bag filled with about a half dozen information flyers and a convention program. Attend one of the major conferences in the meetings and events world and I guarantee you that a coffee station will be set up during every session break. Then you have the attendees that have to have a print-out of the slides for the conference session they are in.
Mariela McIlwraith of Meeting Change produced an excellent graphic showing how a meeting professional could reduce the water footprint and it is an eye-opener. You should check out and read her original post.
I was one of the lucky school children here in the United States that was actually taught the metric system. Basically, 4 liters are approximately 1 gallon. For those interested in a more precise conversion, this Liters To Gallons Conversion site can help you.
To me, it was astounding to learn that a relatively small event with 750 attendees could have a water footprint to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.
So, when planning your next event, what can you do do replace your water footprint?