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How do we make Hyderabad more “green�?? Ideas for a more sustainable conference Adrian M. Ash, Ashoka Volunteer


First things first‌. "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.� The Most Rev. Desmond Tutu

+ Things We Are Doing Well! Including green ideas where possible 


registration and information distribution Conference

venue within in walking distance of lodging Vegetarian Plasma


screens instead of printed posters

+ Participant Packets Re-usable cloth bag, folder and USB bracelet •

• •

The Green Participant 1 booklet > 15 handouts

• Water


Attention paid to green features of Tech4Society •

+ The Printer


double sided and with expanded


Soy or vegetable based inks


Stewardship Council certified paper

1 booklet > 15 handouts

+ Food, Beverage & Dining Availability of fair trade coffee and teas •


for bulk; NO bottled water!

Donating leftover food to local organization •

Avoiding disposable products

Enjoying local flavors


should we do with our food waste?

+ Taking Action! The Green Participant • You

can use towels more than

once… Gentle reminders and common sense •

Local solutions

•How •

can we involve the Fellows?

Speak up!

+ Deepening the Shade… •

Purchasing carbon offsets


eco-buildings as

venues •

Locations that minimize travel

• Tele-conferencing

video feeds

and live


Thanks for Listening!

Adrian M. Ash, Ashoka Volunteer

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