Going Green

We are delighted to be back at in person meetings, but the BAD is aware of the environmental impact of physical events and wants to try and improve the sustainability of the BAD Annual Meeting.

We will not get everything right and are not perfect, but we are trying to move in the right direction. Please see below some of the initiatives that we propose to introduce in 2022, as we are hosted at the SEC (home of COP26).

  • Meet Meat Free

    Meat production accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases. We witnessed in 2019 at the BAD annual meeting that a significant number of delegates chose vegetarian lunches, as a healthy choice rather without necessarily identifying as a vegetarian. The BAD Conference & Event Committee has decided that all the lunches served at the BAD Annual Meeting will be Meat Free. We will still cater for dietary requirements (so please indicate on your registration form). Meat dishes will still be available at breakfast and eventing social functions.

  • Minimise Printed Materials

    We will not be producing a hardcopy programme for the BAD Annual Meeting. Delegates should use the BAD App and an e-programme will be posted on the BAD Annual Meeting website.

    The BJD Abstract supplement will be online only and we are trying to minimise all printed materials for the Annual Meeting.

    There will be a small printed overview guide to help navigate the exhibition and to locate sessions on a daily basis.

  • Bag, Bottle, Pen and Pad

    All attendees are encouraged to bring their own bag, bottle, pen and pad.  We will have a small supply at the registration desk if needed.

  • Think Green – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    We are asking all attendees, delegates, exhibitors, speakers and everyone involved in the 102nd BAD Annual Meeting to consider the environmental impact of their participation. From travel, to stand designs, to printing papers, what you bring with you and what you leave behind. Every step of the way: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Travel  – Carbon calculator

    We wanted to share some information about the impact of the different methods of transport available.  We know there is often multiple factors which influence our decisions on how to travel but we hope the below will be helpful.

    (Thank you to Dr Erin Kamp for this data)