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 the heAt IS ON           Around1,300participantsfromaroundtheworldareexpectedtoattendthe            environmentalfootprintoftheDeutscheWelleGlobalMediaForumremains
                          DeutscheWelleGlobalMediaForum.Theorganizationofinternationalcon-              assmallaspossible.Inaddition,theconferenceorganizersareaskingallpartici-
clImAte chANge            ferencesisinevitablyassociatedwithCO2emissionsandtheconsumptionof           pantstomakeuseofefficientformsoftransportationtogettoBonnandwhile
     ANd the medIA        naturalresources.                                                                    inthearea.

                          However,DeutscheWelleisdoingallitcantokeepalignedwiththefocus            WehaveputtogetheralisthighlightingourcommitmenttoreducingCO2
                          ofthisyear’sconference:theenvironmentandclimatechange.Wewillwork           emissionsanddesigningtheconferencewiththeenvironmentinmind:
                          toconserveresourcesandbuilduponsustainability,therebyensuringthatthe




                                           »» TheWorld Conference Center Bonn (WCCB),where                                     »» A llconferenceparticipantswillhavefreeaccesstopublic
                                              theDeutscheWelleGlobalMediaForumwillbetaking                                   transportationduringtheconferenceandorganizerswill
                                              place,waschosenasapartner for “Sustainable Bonn”                                  alsoofferbicyclesforuse.
                                              in2007.TheprojectwasdevelopedtoestablishBonnasa
                                              sustainablelocationforconferences.TheWCCBpaysclose                           »» NametagswillbemadeofFSC-certif ied paperand
                                              attentiontoenvironmentalandsustainabilitycriteriawhen                            aminated with corn starch.
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                                              dealingwithenergy,water,wastemanagement,mobility
                                              managementandprocurementissues.Theorganizationand                             »» Lanyardsfromthepreviousyearwillbereused.Any
                                              managementoftheconferencewillkeepinlinewiththe                                an ardsthatneedtobeproducedwillbemade of
                                                                                                                                      l y
                                              WCCB’s established green guidelines.                                                   bamboo–oneofthemostrenewablenaturalresources.

21–23	June	2010	                           »» Manyofthehotels selected for the conferenceoperate                             »» Conference bagswillbemadefromPET waste material
Bonn,	gerMany                                 inavery sustainable and environmentally-friendly                                     (plasticbottles).
                                              way.ThenewKamehaGrandhotelhasageothermalenergy
                                              unit–uniquetoEurope–thatproduces70percentofthe                           »» Advertising bannersfortheDeutscheWelleGlobal
                                              hotel’sneededheatingandcooling.Otherhotelsdon’tuse                             MediaForumaremadefrommaterialsthatweretestedfor
                                              pens,offerregionalwaterandjuicesaswellaslocal,organic                        harmfulsubstancesinlinewiththeÖko-Tex Standard
                                              specialties.SomeofthehotelsinBonnalsobuyemission                              100.Environmentally-friendly,water-basedinkwasused
                                              permitstooffsettheemissionsthatcan’tbeavoided.                                  forprinting.

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 the heAt IS ON                    »» TheUSB sticksdistributedtomediarepresentativesare         »» Thebiodegradable pencilsprovidedtotheconference
                                      madefrom100percentbiodegradable PLA(Polyactic l               participantsbyFaber-Castellaremadeoutofwoodfrom
clImAte chANge                        Acid)plastic.Thebiodegradablecapandshellcanbesepa-          FSC-certif ied tree farms(pine)thatareregularlyrefor-
     ANd the medIA                    ratedfromtheelectroniccircuitoftheUSBandrecycled.          ested.Penswillnotbeprovided.
                                      Therewillbenopaperpresskits–alloftheinformationfor
                                      themediawillbeavailabledigitallyontheUSBsandonthe     »» DespiteallofthemeasureswehavetakentoreduceCO 2
                                      Internet.                                                          emissions,it’simpossibletocompletelypreventanincrease
                                                                                                           inemissionswhenorganizinganeventofthissize.Tobal-
                                   »» Inpreparationfortheconference,nearlyallofthean-            ancethisout,theorganizersoftheGlobalMediaForumwill
                                      nouncementsanddocumentsweresentelectronicallyto               makeadonationto“Plant for the Planet”.Theyouth
                                      reducetheamountofpaperused.Duringtheconference,             organizationwasestablishedtotakeonenvironmentalissues
                                      theonlypaperusedisthatwhichismadeof100 percent             aroundtheglobe.
                                      recycled materials.Thisappliestotheconference note-             Thefounderoftheinitiative,12-year-oldstudentFelix
                                      padsaswell.                                                       Finkbeiner,willbetakingpartintheGlobalMediaForum.
                                                                                                           Inaddition,“Plant for the Planet”willconductaone-
                                   »» Thedisplay boardswithprograminformationaremade               dayworkshoptotrainparticipantstobecomeenvironmental
                                      ofwood.Thepaperfortheboardswillbeprintedwith              ambassadors.
                                      water-based paint.
                                                                                                        »» Theplanningandorganizationoftheconferencewill
                                   »» Catering servicesforconferenceparticipantswillfocus            followthe“Guidelines for environmentally-friendly
                                      onfood and drinks from regional producers.The                     organizations and events”establishedbytheGerman
                                      mealswillref lectregional and seasonal inf luencesto            FederalMinistryoftheEnvironment.
                                      improvetheecologicalbalance.Fair-tradecoffeefrom
21–23	June	2010	                      ecologicalcultivationwillbeofferedexclusivelyduringthe
Bonn,	gerMany                         conference.




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