At Intel, we know our environmental responsibility goes far beyond delivering eco-friendly products. Our commitment to using technology for intelligent solutions to reduce impacts doesn't stop at the processor. It extends into how we manage Intel Developer Forum and engage attendees in simple ways to reduce impact, add value, and educate attendees about sustainability. This has included taking steps at IDF San Francisco, Beijing, and now Sao Paulo. We're making steady progress to exercise a long-term commitment to become more sustainable.
Green IDF (what Intel is doing)
Intel is proudly partnering with our suppliers to green the upcoming Intel Developer Forum in innovative and diverse ways. Intel is using energy efficient audio visual equipment and LED lighting, reusing Intel event properties, keynote staging, and using comprehensive back and front of house recycling programs that reduce landfill materials and selecting host hotels within walking distance of the Sao Paulo World Trade Center.
By providing water pouches at IDF, Intel has kept an estimated 3,000 disposable bottles out of landfills. If you lined those bottles up end to end it would stretch all the way around two fútbol fields. Make sure you use your water pouch onsite and after the event to help Intel reduce waste. 1
IDF uses online session evaluations, saving over 6,000 sheets of paper. If laid flat, that's enough paper to stretch the length of the Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in Sao Paulo. Please remember to complete your online evaluation as soon as you receive the link via email. 2
Intel has a global mandate to reuse our properties and set materials. The keynote set uses 1040 m2 of textiles – enough to cover 8 Olympic-size beach volleyball courts. Intel will save and repurpose this material to create an estimated 620 stylish eco-bags. 3
- Assumes 3000 - 330ml bottles avoided in 2012 based on 2 bottles consumed per person, per day (1500 participants). Estimated length and width of a preferred professional soccer field is 105m x 68m. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football_pitch
- Based on 6,000 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper avoided, which would stretch 66,000 inches long or 1,676 meters if laid end to end. The two bridge decks are 1,600 meters long. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct%C3%A1vio_Frias_de_Oliveira_Bridge
- TV1 Eventos, event agency. Bags are being redistributed to the Bradesco Foundation. A beach volleyball court is 16 m x 8 m. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_volleyball#Playing_area_and_ball)