CLEANPOWER Sustainability Program

 

Our Mission

At CLEANPOWER we are driven to make a positive change in our environment and our world through powering a clean energy future. We are committed to sustainability, renewable energy, and reducing the impacts of climate change. Stewardship of the earth’s resources is considered in our event planning processes and practices wherever possible.

 

Event Sustainability Goals

ACP’s event planning team has committed to five long term goals that will ensure CLEANPOWER is mitigating any harmful environmental impacts and supporting positive social change whenever and wherever we hold CLEANPOWER today and into the future.

  1. Become a Carbon Neutral Event by 2025
  2. Become a “No Waste Event”
  3. Engage all stakeholders in our supply chain around the sustainability goals and initiatives created for CLEANPOWER
  4. Create a positive social impact in the communities that host CLEANPOWER
  5. Show leadership and innovation in sustainable event management

Energy

What our show is doing…

  • The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is a LEED Silver building and features Improved energy such as energy efficient lighting fixtures and ballasts, Solar Thermal window film to help reduce heat inside the building and Improved HVAC components and control systems
  • ACP is tracking energy consumption at the convention center and hotels to offset the carbon impact through our partnership with carbon offset sponsor
  • No HVAC during move in/move out.
  • Lighting levels are set to 50% during move in/move out.
  • Encourage shipping/freight through SmartWay freight partners

Waste

What our show is doing…

  • Two bin recycling and landfill system throughout the facility and expo hall.
  • Food and Material donations will be taking place in coordination with local charities
  • GES offers in booth recycling and compost porter service for exhibitors.
  • Eliminated foam core signage and prohibit Styrofoam from the show.
  • Staff meals are served on reusable service ware.
  • Identified water refill stations throughout the convention center to allow for easy water bottle refill.
  • We are aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in the coming years!

Travel & Accommodations

TRAVEL

  • Carbon offset add-on: Attendees have an opportunity to offset their airline travel carbon emissions during online registration process.
  • Save carbon and use the San Antonio Bike Share. The bike share offers 65+ docking stations and 575+ bikes throughout downtown and along the San Antonio River.
  • Hotels are all within walking distance of the Convention Center
  • Check out the hotel sustainability summary to find out all the sustainability efforts in place at your hotel so you can take advantage of them!

Exhibitor Sustainability

Exhibitor Sustainability Program

How does it work? Through a short survey exhibitors share how their practices in planning and exhibiting onsite impact social and environmental sustainability metrics. Questions cover things like lighting, procurement, material give-a-ways in your booth, shipping booth materials and local transportation while your staff is on-site.

ALL EXBIHIBTORS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT THE EXHIBITOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM COMMITMENT FORM.

An exhibitor must comply with the mandatory items identified in a variety of categories plus at least 4 optional items in across any of the categories. Random audit of practices will take place on site to ensure compliance.

Award opportunities: CLEANPOWER Sustainability Leader Award is given to one exhibitor that shows outstanding commitment to sustainable operations and exhibiting practices at CLEANPOWER 2022 by detailing their commitment to sustainability practices.

At the end of the survey there is a section for you to participate in our Sustainable Exhibitor Award program. This section is for exhibitors to highlight some of the following:

Award Winner will receive:

  • Recognition on ACP’s website
  • Recognition on show site include social media announcements, photo opportunity, etc.
  • Mention in an ACP blog post featuring your efforts
  • Highlight in the sustainability report for the CLEANPOWER 2022 conference

If you have questions you can contact exhibition@cleanpower.org.

CLEANPOWER 2022 exhibitor guidelines are required. Every exhibitor must fill out a survey to exhibit.

Attendee Sustainability

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup throughout the conference. Water bottle refill stations are located throughout the convention center and there will be stations on the expo hall floor to refill.
  • Make the Pledge: Visit the ACP booth and make your commitment to be sustainable while onsite at CLEANPOWER. Pledges include simple yet meaningful actions that can reduce our environmental impacts.
  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen ReUse Program- Did you know that you can often earn Rewards points for participating? Ask your hotel about their specific awards incentives!
  • Take shorter showers to save water and time!
  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room
  • If exhibiting, be sure to power down your booth at the end of each show day
  • Offset your travel to/from CLEANPOWER
  • Choose to eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day OR make the commitment eat meat free ALL WEEK!

Commitment to the Community

Community Service Project

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is proud of our long history of providing vibrant and robust STEM related programming and activities. For several years BGCSA had secured faithful funding and was able to staff a designated and credentialed STEM Coordinator; however, in 2020 the world changed forever. Along with the global pandemic, chaos, and uncertainty of what the future would hold, funder priorities changed, and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio lost STEM funding; we pivoted toward COVID remediation, basic services, and tirelessly worked to ensure our Club members did not fall behind in the virtual learning world.

Finally, 2 years later, the world is normalizing, we are adapting to new safety measures and restrictions are being lifted, which means Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is bringing back and reintroducing previous programming, including our STEM programs and activities! As excited as we are about this, the challenge that we face is that not all funders have returned to their previous giving priorities and BGCSA has not been able to secure STEM specific funding. Fundraising dollars from the CLEANPOWER Conference will be essential to the success of our summer STEM programs, Sea Perch, and Summer Brain Gain. Additional support from industry leading corporations and individuals like yourself can help augment programming and offset financial needs.

We invite you to join Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio in providing the children of San Antonio with brighter tomorrows and great futures by helping us expand our STEM enrichment activities and programs. Help us prepare our youth for a future in STEM.

Exhibit

A booth gives your company limitless opportunities to increase sales, reach new buyers, close deals, and strengthen your brand. All the major players in the US renewable energy industry attend.

Sponsoring CLEANPOWER 2023 gives you the opportunity to broadcast your company brand.

Sponsor

This type of exposure is invaluable to companies that want to be considered as market leaders, and shows both commitment to a growing industry, and value as a market resource.