We strive to make sustainability a main focus while planning the Community Summit NA by continuously educating ourselves and researching local opportunities for recycling, donating and waste reduction.

Here are some of the steps towards increased sustainability we have already taken:

• We selected Environmentally Certified Venue

• We selected Venue with Robust Health & Safety protocols

We are also taking the following options into consideration while planning the event:

• Request Centerpiece Alternatives, rather than fresh cut florals

• Add Vegan/Vegetarian items

• Have water stations rather than bottled water

• Request Digital signage (to reduce printing & board products)

• Reduce size of signs/use less signage material overall

• Produce practical and reusable giveaways

• Request compostable disposables

• Look to host events with natural light in spaces

• Look to hold events in outdoor space options

• Communicate & Promote Sustainability Elements to Attendees

• Ensure Diverse Representation Among Speakers

• Request surplus Expo/Promotional Materials to be donated to a local charity (in conjunction with the venue)



Leftover food items and excess show materials are donated to local charities in the San Francisco area whenever possible.


The Moscone Center has long set the standard for U.S. Convention Centers in diverting material from the waste stream. Nearly 2 million pounds is diverted annually, with nearly 20% of that total redirected as donations to local area non-profits.

Natural Light 

Moscone West is bathed in natural light on each lobby level and the alcoves on Levels 2 and 3. Below is a link to the venue’s virtual tour where you can experience and see how light flows into the building and spaces.

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