Green Meeting

The event was certified and complies with the guidelines of the Austrian Environmental Label Green Meetings & Green Events.
We would be delighted if you would support these efforts and also support them from your side.

For questions, please contact the Green Meeting Officer Gerry Schneider ( / +43 1 4277 17630)


Information for attendees

  • If this is possible, use environmentally compatible, public means of transportation to travel to the event location and social events, or share a car.
  • If you cannot or do not want to do without your car, or if you travel by plane, you can offset your CO2 emissions by means of compensation payments.
  • If possible, choose an eco-labelled hotel (Austrian Eco-label, European Ecolabel, EMAS or others).
  • Make use of the environmentally benign offers of your hotel (change of towels and bedlinen only when needed or the like).
  • Turn off all lights, electronic equipment (TV, air condition system, heating, computer etc.) when you leave the hotel room for some time.
  • Reusability = environmental protection: Give preference to drinks served by the glass, meals served on crockery, milk and sugar without individual packaging etc.
  • Dispose of your waste (PET, glass, paper, metal, batteries, etc.) via the separate collection systems provided at the hotel and at the event venue.
  • If possible, use online registration and/or digital materials instead of paper copies / handouts.
  • Use your own writing utensils.
  • Return your name badges at the information desk after the event.



The XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union is organized as environmentally friendly as possible. A climate-friendly buffet is included here as well as the environmentally friendly printing of the program and the easy accessibility of the venues through public transport, bike or by foot. Communication and the common will to set a sign plays an important role.




XXX IAU General Assembly | ACV - Austria Center Vienna  | Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1  | 1220 Vienna