Taking care of the environment

Taking care of the environment

We would like to make this event as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible by taking some small but nevertheless important measures to reduce our impact on the environment:

Photocopying
We urge all participants to help us limit the use of photocopiers during this event. We strongly encourage everyone to use electronic versions of meeting documents and, furthermore, to distribute any documents via Livelink and/or by the use of memory sticks.

Local transportation

Lillestrøm is a rather small town, and the centre can be reached by walking.

If you plan to visit central Oslo, it is easy accessible by train. The trains leave several times an hour. The ride is 10 minutes, mostly through a tunnel. Twice an hour there is a train that stops on all small stations before Oslo. This train uses 29 minutes.

Once you are in Oslo, we encourage all participants to use public transportation. For more information, see the local transportation company Ruter. You can easily get to all attractions in Oslo by bus, metro or tram. Alternatively, you can borrow one of the Oslo City Bikes. For more information on how to do this, see Useful information.

Airport transportation
We recommend that you use train to and from the airport. Not only is this the most environmentally friendly option, it is also the fastes and most affordable one when it comes to means of transport. See more at Travel information.

The venue, Thon Hotel Arena in Lillestrøm, is within walking distrance from Lillestrøm train station (200 metres).

Recycling drink containers
Almost all types of drink containers (plastic, aluminium and glass) in Norway are included in a national recycling refund scheme. Therefore, please use the recycling facilities designated for bottles. In every grocery store there will also be reverse vending machines designated for drink containers. Today more than 95 % of all drink containers in Norway are recycled.

Water
Norwegian tap water is safe to drink. Some people even say it tastes good as well. So even if you can buy bottled water in Norway, why not try the more environmentally friendly tap water? The bonus is that it is totally free.

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