As DoD’s environmental technology programs, SERDP and ESTCP strive to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible from our Symposium & Workshop. Following are some of our environmentally friendly initiatives.

  • The selection of an event location for our Symposium & Workshop that is easily accessible by metro rail service and other public transportation.
  • A self-contained conference facility that eliminates the need for travel from one site to another.
  • The use of non-toxic, eco-friendly products by our event decorating company, Hargrove, Inc., for producing many of the signs seen at our Symposium & Workshop and, whenever possible, creating reusable signage for our events.
  • Keeping printed materials to a minimum by providing abstracts and other information to attendees on a CD and posting all technical presentations on the Symposium web site ( after our event.
  • The use of recycled paper containing at least 30 percent post-consumer fiber and agribased inks made from soy, corn, and other vegetable by-products by our print firm for producing printed materials used at the Symposium & Workshop.
  • Recycling name badge holders for use in future years.