When it comes to green meetings, Team San Jose makes it easy, with comprehensive eco-friendly practices, products and services. A recipient of the 2009 Sustainable and Green Development Award by the International Economic Development Council and voted one of the greenest cities by Green Tech Media, planners can rest easy knowing that San Jose is environmentally progressive and actively involved in setting the Green standard. From hotels to the Convention Center to the San Jose International Airport (SJC) – San Jose’s visitor industry is collectively putting its best carbon footprint forward.
In 2007, the City of San Jose developed a 15-year, city-wide Green Vision comprised of 10 aggressive goals. The plan promotes cutting-edge sustainable practices and demonstrates that the goals of economic growth, environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility are inextricably linked. For the full list of goals and San Jose’s progress, please visit www.sanjoseca.gov/greenvision.
Among the Green Vision’s specific goals are:
Fully embracing the City’s Green Vision, Team San Jose, the Convention Center and the Cultural Facilities boast a variety of environmentally forward practices including:
Additionally, the in-house culinary team embodies the Green Vision by:
With its recent $1.3 billion modernization project, the San Jose International Airport (SJC) is now one of the country’s leading green airports, with environmentally sustainable practices and infrastructure. A few of the ways the Airport is leading by Green example include: