The Liberal Democrats wish to minimise the impact of Federal Conference and strive to be more sustainable.

Sustainability policies: 


  • Zero waste to landfill
  • Waste is reused to produce electricity
  • All ASM venues including York Barbican are working with Greener Arena

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Hilton York

  • Focus on renewable power and energy efficiency
  • Reducing water use 
  • Reducing waste: waste prevention, recycling, and food upcycling and donation

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How can you be more sustainable?

  • Use public transport to get to and from the conference. 
  • If you are unable to use public transport, please try to car share by reaching out to your local party/ social media 
  • Use the agenda & directory online instead of paying for a hard copy
  • Use the conference app instead of paying for a hard copy agenda & directory
  • Bring your own water bottle and refill at the complimentary water stations in the venues
  • Bring your own reusable, clean coffee cup (must be in good condition) which you can use when purchasing your coffee in the Barbican. Alternatively buy a reusable cup at the Lib Dem Image exhibition stand
  • Recycle any plastics, paper etc in the recycling bins at the official venues
  • Go vegan/ vegetarian - eat plant based food

Other items to note 

  • Exhibitors are encouraged to take home their unused leaflets to use at future events