How We Are Greening
Sustainable Event Certification
Natural Products Expo is actively pursuing APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Certification. The standards provide event planners and suppliers prescriptive, measurable specifications for producing events in a more sustainable manner. We are pursuing the certification to be able to put some structure and validation around our greening efforts at Natural Products Expo. We believe that our efforts to do our business in a more environmentally sustainable manner supports our mission statement to bring more health to more people. We also believe that due to our role in the Natural Products Industry, that we are in a perfect position to be leaders on this front in the Trade Show & Convention Industry.
The ASTM/APEX Standards are a set of nine formal, voluntary standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry. We are actively pursuing Destination, Exhibits, Onsite Offices, Marketing Communications, and Food & Beverage for Natural Products Expo East 2013. Each standard has planner (i.e. New Hope) and supplier (i.e. GES and Convention Centers) requirements. When applicable, there are requirements for exhibitors as well. Each standard also has multiple levels of certification. In order to certify the event, we are pursuing Level 1 requirements on each of the standards we are working on. We may not achieve certification for each in 2013, but we are going to be well on the path to it!
View our Sustainable Events Policy
Attendee Greening Tips
Greening Your Travel
New Hope Natural Media has teamed up with the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to offset the environmental impacts of Expo East/Organic Summit. Attendees and Exhibitors can green their travel to and from the event through the purchase of renewable energy certificates. Join the Green Team and choose to offset your travel when you register online! If you have already registered but would like to offset your travel to Expo East, please call Customer Service at 1.866.458.4935.
Travel Green, Save Green
Qualified buyers attending the show can ride a regional bus or train to the show and Expo East will reimburse you up to $50--just visit the Travel Green, Save Green Desk in registration (level 400) with your receipt and badge to claim your reimbursement.
$30 or more
One roundtrip per attendee, no exhibitor reimbursements, valid for regional (originating outside of Baltimore city limits) transportation, limited quantities available per day.
Create a Profile and Save a Plan for Your Show
We're saving millions of sheets of paper by producing a Show Directory Map instead of a Buyers’ Guide! The Show Directory Map is a condensed, easy-to-carry guide for your use onsite that will list only basic information. Please use the Show Directory (Online) as your up-to-the-minute exhibitor list and show itinerary of all of the exhibitors, events, and education available at Expo East.
How Our Exhibitors Commit to Greening
Green Team Sponsorship Options that Support Sustainable Efforts
- Recycle Bins
- Renewable Energy
Green Tags are purchased through Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization, to offset the energy used at the Natural Products Expo East.
- The Green Exhibitor Program
The Green Exhibitor Program at Natural Products Expo East—in partnership with the Green Team efforts of New Hope Natural Media—calls attention to the tremendous effort our exhibitors are making to reduce the environmental impact of trade shows. Participation in this recognition program starts with updating a few items in your online exhibitor listing. Please click here to log in and submit your green efforts for review.
Exhibitors, contact your Expo Account Manager today to find out how you can be part of these exciting programs to increase awareness and eliminate waste.
How Our Vendors Are Greening
To view the CompuSystems greening efforts, click here.
To view the Baltimore Convention Center’s greening efforts, click here
From our commitment to recycle to our commitment to source healthy products to our choice to work with vendors with similar commitments, New Hope Natural Media is dedicated to reducing our impact on the earth and its resources.