Green Meetings Initiative

The AMS is proud to announce its Green Meetings Initiative in working with hotels and locations that support this.


Local Area Goals




If traveling sustainably is important to you, then Boulder should most definitely be on your (100% recycled) must-visit list. When you come to Boulder, you’ll be traveling to a place that has been a leader in environmentalism for decades and continues to make green living a priority. Here are just a few ways the city has united to conserve land and resources.

Some other ways that Boulder, CO has opted for a greener lifestyle:

  • An International Climate Leader - Boulder County has been recognized?by CDP, a global environmental reporting organization, for its bold leadership on environmental action and transparency. Boulder County made the “Cities A-List,” earning the CDP's highest rating alongside 95 cities around the world. Only 9.8% of cities and counties that were scored in 2021 received an A.
  • Zero Waste Efforts Everywhere You Look - The city has a Universal Zero Waste Ordinance that requires properties in Boulder to have separated compost, recycling, and trash service.
  • Getting Hikers to Trails More Sustainably - Through pioneering partnerships and programs, five land-management agencies provide Boulder County residents and visitors with four hiker shuttles.
  • Car Chargers Galore - in offering more than 48 electric-vehicle charging stations all over Boulder.
  • Fervidly Reducing Carbon Emissions - with their Climate Action Plan
  • And many more

Here is some great advice on Being an Eco-Friendly Traveler.


Venue Goals


The University of Colorado Boulder provides Sustainable Conferences, by:

  • Assure that catering events are zero waste (china or compostable)
  • Develop menus that feature local foods and plant-forward options to reduce your group's carbon and water footprint
  • Request bulk cream, sugar, honey, and other condiments for catered events
  • Discourage the use of bottled water and offer bulk water refilling at catered events
  • Manage catering orders to reduce food waste
  • Purchase reusable/recyclable giveaways through local vendors
  • Offer carbon offsets on all registration and housing websites
  • Use recycled content paper
  • Provide electronic contracts, client access to registration data and guest visitor information including sustainability pointers
  • Encourage groups to use mass transit and the local B-Cycle program

For more information on their Sustainable Conference Services, read more here.