Green Event [2018]

The Local Government Commission (LGC) and its forum partners work hard each year to reduce environmental impacts, including the amount of waste generated and energy consumed to produce the 3rd California Adaptation Forum.

Forum organizers will also work closely with the Sheraton Grand Hotel, and any outside vendors and caterers to conserve resources used during our event, and to ensure the following:

  • On-site recycling is available
  • Only reusable utensils, napkins, and tablecloths are used
  • Condiments and other food items are served in bulk whenever possible
  • Locally grown, seasonal food is incorporated into the forum menu whenever possible

Sheraton Grand Sacramento – A Leader in the California Green Lodging Program

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento has been awarded Leadership level Status in the California Green Lodging Program by being environmentally conscious and exercising the following green initiatives:

  • Recycle bins throughout hotel public areas, meeting rooms, back of house and guestrooms
  • Motion-sensor lighting throughout hotel, including guestrooms
  • Guestroom heating and air conditioning activated by motion sensors
  • Hotel waste separated prior to removal: Wet, Dry and Recyclable products
  • Kitchens follow Starwood energy-saving policies
  • Paper recycling for all offices
  • Programmable thermostats in guest rooms & meeting rooms
  • CFL light bulbs throughout hotel
  • Linen reuse program in guest rooms
  • Sustainable offerings on our banquet menu
  • Partnering with SMUD to develop a green lobby
  • Participant in the FIJI Water recycle program
  • Sheraton Grand Sacramento is a participant in the Sacramento Hotel Association’s initiative to be a “Compost County”

Click here to view a short video highlighting the California Green Lodging Program, featuring the Sheraton Grand Sacramento!

Getting Around Town

Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) has generously agreed to provide FREE transit passes to forum attendees! Passes will be available at the forum registration desk upon request and can be used to ride any of the bus lines or light rail lines within the SacRT system.

Check out the SacRT destination guide HERE

Use the SacRT Trip Planner or the Google Trip Planner to find the best route to exploring Sacramento!

Offsetting the Conference’s Carbon Footprint

As done previously at the 2014 and 2016 California Adaptation Forum, the forum organizers will calculate the estimated greenhouse gas emissions that are generated as a result of the forum.

To offset that footprint, TerraPass is generously sponsoring the forum’s Carbon Offsets required to make this a truly environmentally conscious event.


Click the Inforgraphics below to visit the TerraPass website, and learn more about Carbon Offsets

Carbon Offset