Sustainable Events

Sustainable Events
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Oracle leads the way in designing sustainable world-class events for customers, partners, developers, and employees.

Event Sustainability Goals

Waste Not Promote zero waste
Be Cool-er Model carbon reduction and responsibility for corporate events
Give Back Catalyze legacies to benefit host destinations
Have Fun Inspire attendees through engaging sustainability experiences
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Planting a Million Trees with The Nature Conservancy
Planting a Million Trees with The Nature Conservancy

Oracle is donating US$1 million to The Nature Conservancy over four years to help plant trees in the United States, Brazil, and China. The grant is intended to establish a philanthropic legacy for Oracle OpenWorld, and to complement the event’s sustainability goals. Oracle's trees will sequester about 200,000 tons of carbon annually, improve watersheds, protect ecosystems, and provide jobs. Oracle is also encouraging Oracle OpenWorld attendees to support The Nature Conservancy’s larger Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

  • Natue Conservancy donation

    US$1 million donated

    to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign over four years

  • onsite emissions

    100% of onsite emissions

    offset at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

  • waste diverted

    64% of waste diverted

    from landfill at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

  • menu items

    81% of menu items

    served at 17 Oracle OpenWorld lunches sourced from within a 250-mile radius of San Francisco in 2016

  • graphic banners

    100% of graphic banners

    donated at Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016 were repurposed into bags and accessories

  • organic waste

    3,303 lb. of organic waste

    diverted from landfill at Oracle CloudWorld Mexico 2016

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Attendees received seeded paper containing information on Oracle’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Lunches consisted primarily of locally sourced ingredients, benefitting the local economy and reducing distribution costs.

  • Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016: Water stations were placed throughout the event space to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles.

  • Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016: Onsite signage detailed the impact of sustainable practices and the power of individual action to protect the planet.

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Meals were served in compostable lunch boxes, contributing to our goal of zero waste by 2018.

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Maps were placed throughout the event space to show attendees how they could reduce their event footprint by walking or taking local transit between venues.

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2015: More than 7,770 meals were donated to local charities helping those in need.

  • Oracle CloudWorld Mexico 2016: Attendees were invited to have their photo taken within a giant frame with their handwritten message about how they help protect the environment. Attendees shared these images via #OracleGreen

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