Over the last two years, we have tried to go a little more "green". Last year we experimented with using flash drives to eliminate printing our paper schedules. It worked out, but needed a bit of tweaking.
This year, we are working with our friends at PhindMe. Their technology allows us to send text messages to our attendees who sign up (don't forget - send PhillyETE to 77950). We also have a website that will work on smart phones using their conferencing tool, Everywhereigo. com. This will help us cut down on the use of paper (although we will have some printed schedules available) since our attendees will be able to see the website right on their web enabled device.
We have very good wifi, too. So if you have your laptop with you, you will be able to get online easily to check out your next session. But, don't use too much electricity!
Our biggest contribution is working with ToxTour. Christopher Swain is committed to ethically disposing electronics. He will be at ETE this year taking a collection (we will have alot from the Descontruction Zone the night before) of your laptops and other small electronics. It costs a $1 a pound and the proceeds go to the Tacony Watershed project. Check out toxtour.org. Also, Chris will be at Cedarbrook Middle School in Wyncote, PA on March 28th with a bigger truck if you have more junk.