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Green Your Meetings

Congratulations! By selecting the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, you automatically are committing to a greener environment.

Rest assured that every possible green component of the DLCC's operations is being addressed in Pittsburgh from recycling to product use to conserving our natural resources including water, energy and air quality. With our commitment to green, your event''s carbon imprint is reduced with no additional cost to you.

To assist in reducing your carbon imprint and get you thinking g1 (green first), your event manager will request you to:

  • Define hours of building operations so the DLCC operations staff can set the building systems according to occupancy and your attendee profile.
  • Encourage attendees to comply with the posted signage to recycle all products including food waste.
  • Include our special recycling information in your event notices, bulletins and exhibitor kits.
  • Take advantage of our complimentary water cambros instead of using bottled water.
  • Work with our food service provider, Levy Restaurants, in planning meals to use locally grown products and understanding the importance of purchasing in bulk.
  • Acknowledge to your attendees the ease of Pittsburgh downtown walking accessibility to over 175 restaurants, 40 cultural & entertainment attractions, 3 major sport arenas and over 6 miles of riverfront trails.

Other suggestions to reduce you carbon imprint to produce a greener event:

  • Recycle your badge holders (Remember your recycling bins!)
  • Use recycled materials for tote bags and lanyards (ie: organic cotton bags)
  • Consider using a local printer and other Pittsburgh suppliers to reduce transportation
  • Use 100% post-consumer paper with soy based ink
  • Use signboard made of 100% recyclable board (ie: Cloraplast)
  • Use locally grown seasonal flowers for centerpieces instead of hot house-forced ones.
  • Use biodegradable string (ie: cotton, sisal, jute), not plastic.
  • Use starch-based, biodegradable packing peanuts for shipping. They dissolve in water, are non-toxic and can be composted.
  • Use biodegradable cellulose available for shrink-wrapping. Avoid polystyrene, plastic wrapping and bubblewrap.