Green Conference Facilities
Green Meeting and Conference Facilities
GreenPath Meetings - Every meeting at Wuksachi Lodge is designed to perfectly preserve our awe-inspiring surroundings.
Meetings at Wuksachi Lodge® come with a natural upgrade: the spectacular setting of Sequoia National Park. We offer everything you need to meet and exceed your group's expectations, environmental and otherwise. From state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment to flexible green meeting spaces, Sequoia's Wuksachi Lodge is focused on your success.
Our Sequoia meetings and events team is sensitive to the fragile nature of the park and continuously looking for ways to minimize the impact of business
on the environment. Wuksachi and its parent company, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, play an active role in supporting the National Park Service's resource management activities with our GreenPath® initiative.
The revolutionary GreenPath® program is a formal, documented, and comprehensive environmental management system that is organically woven into everything we do. We invite you to join us and plan a green meeting that will soar to new eco-heights.
Here are just a few suggestions on how you can host successful, productive Sequoia meetings that are also easy on the environment.
Transportation IdeasWhat can you do to help minimize air pollution in Sequoia National Park?
- Encourage your attendees to carpool if arriving by auto, or coordinate travel via van or bus.
- Utilize the free in-park shuttle service (seasonal) rather than driving between locations.
- Take advantage of our many hiking trails and walk whenever possible.
Minimizing Disposable Materials
Recycling is great, but it is even more important to minimize the amount of materials we introduce into the recycling and waste streams. Some ways you can “green” your Sequoia meeting include:
- Instead of distributing paper handouts, use audio/visual presentations and other electronic media.
- Instead of paper plates, paper napkins, and plastic ware, use real china, silverware, and linen napkins. These can all be washed and re-used rather than recycled or thrown away.
- Use bulk dispensers for sugar, salt, pepper, etc, rather than individual packets.
- Rather than using flip charts for brainstorming and idea organizing, use white boards or a laptop with a projector screen.
- If disposables must be used, select recyclable or biodegradable materials.
Food and Beverage Selections
Being eco-friendly extends well beyond transportation choices and meeting materials. At Wuksachi Lodge, we take the same careful consideration with our food and beverage selections by offering:
- Organic beverages (such as coffee, tea, and wine).
- Local and in-season regional cuisine when possible.
- Sustainable seafood choices.
- Sample organic/sustainable menus are available upon request. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
More Green Meeting Practices
- Conserve energy by turning off lights, climate control, and audio/visual equipment when meetings are not in session. Encourage your attendees to follow these same practices when not in their guestrooms.
- Maximize paperless technology by taking advantage of new media and digital technology. Provide presentation information on a flash drive or on-line for attendees to reference digitally.
- If you can't avoid using paper handouts, use recycled paper and print on both sides of the page. To go the extra mile, use a soy or vegetable-based ink.
- Provide conference cups or travel mugs for use at all coffee and beverage breaks.
- Recycle used paper, plastic, metal, and glass products rather than throwing them away. Keep recycling containers in the meeting room for convenient use.
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
- John Muir