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Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves

Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect critically on environmentally friendly (“green”) practices at public health conferences. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews key best practices and draws upon personal experience of attending conferences. Findings – Although there have been efforts of integrating green practices at conferences, there is a greater range of practices that could be pursued. There is also a need to ensure that practices are the right ones: the case of reusable plastic water bottles is a case in point. Originality/value – The paper clarifies best practices and encourages the promotion of further greening of public health conferences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves

Health Education , Volume 108 (4): 3 – Jun 20, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/09654280810884151
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect critically on environmentally friendly (“green”) practices at public health conferences. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews key best practices and draws upon personal experience of attending conferences. Findings – Although there have been efforts of integrating green practices at conferences, there is a greater range of practices that could be pursued. There is also a need to ensure that practices are the right ones: the case of reusable plastic water bottles is a case in point. Originality/value – The paper clarifies best practices and encourages the promotion of further greening of public health conferences.

Journal

Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 20, 2008

Keywords: Environmental management; Green marketing; Conferences; Public health; Health education

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