24-28 June 2019
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Green Tips

As organisers of this conference, we feel responsability for its environmental impact, and will do our best to minimize it. We believe that as a community, we should take our share on this matter. Here is a list of suggestions to help us in this goal.

 

Travel:

  • Favor the train, bus, or car sharing options to reach the conference site. A helpful website for international train travel can be found here. If you have to take the plane, consider offsetting your carbon footprint via websites such as this one.
  • Within Geneva, it is extremely easy, fast, cheap (and green!) to reach CERN by public transport, either from the train or bus stations, or from the airport: see this page for more detail. Prefer this option over a taxi.
  • During your travels, favor local, organic, or seasonal food. Avoid packaging.


Conference:

  • If possible, bring your own, reusable cup to coffee breaks.
  • The CERN restaurants offer a reasonable variety of vegetarian and vegan food.
  • Tap water in Switzerland is drinkable. There are water dispensers in the theory department and in the canteen; no need to buy plastic bottles.


On our side:

  • We found a conference dinner restaurant accessible by public transport which serves local products.
  • We tried to avoid plastic cups and packaging at coffee breaks.
  • We opted for a restricted welcome package without superfluous content: a limited amount of printouts and a (reusable) visitor badge playing the role of the name tag.
  • We printed and sent a restricted number of conference posters.