Sustainability considerations


Big events like an LCM conference will by necessity imply environmental and social impacts. In organizing LCM 2013 we have taken measures to both reduce negative impacts, and encourage good initiatives.

The conference location has been chosen to allow for environmentally sound means of transport. The venue is situated just next to the Central Station of Gothenburg, easily reached by train from international destinations. Within Gothenburg all events are located within a walking distance from the venue.

The venue Clarion Hotel Post has a strong commitment to running hotels in an environmentally sound manner. Reducing residual waste, using less energy, reducing water consumption, minimizing the use of chemicals and making sure transportation to and from the hotels is kept to a minimum are some of the areas for their efforts. A voluntary “CO2 tax” donated for each guest, used to conserve rainforests, is another example.

When it comes to food, you will find a bit less meat and some more vegetarian elements on your plates. And as far as possible the food is organic and locally produced.

Your delegate bags are produced by an entrepreneur from Gothenburg, who started up her own factories in Sri Lanka to ensure proper environmental and social conditions in production. In the planning and execution of the conference we have engaged students from Chalmers Students for Sustainability – to allow them valuable work experiences and to be further inspired to take on sustainability challenges in the years to come.