Green initiatives

At Aarhus University we aim at making our conferences more sustainable by making greener choices. Here are some of the ones, you can experience during the MatchPoints Seminar 2024:

Reusable AU bottles

On average, a conference participant drinks two bottles of water every day, so over the three days of the MatchPoints conference, that would add up to 1,500–2,100 disposable plastic bottles. To avoid this, we provide conference participants with a reusable water bottle instead.

Danish tap water is pure, clean and delicious, so there is no reason to drink bottled water in Aarhus. The reusable bottles also eliminate the use of plastic cups and the water and energy that would go into washing up glasses. Please bring it home with you after the conference and keep filling it.

Conference materials

We have replaced the usual conference tote bag with a “buffet” of conference materials, so that participants can choose what they need. The name tags used are made of FSC-certified paper, and the complimentary key lanyard is made of recycled plastic bottles. Printed material is kept at a minimum and we only use FSE-certified paper.

Meat free catering

On Thursday and Friday, lunch will be provided by Jespers Torvekøkken, a catering service that uses organic, seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible. All lunches are meat-free. Jespers Torvekøkken are constantly working to improve the sustainability of their operations. The kitchen has replaced all single-use packaging with biodegradable packing, and is now focused on reducing food waste and on converting unavoidable waste into sustainable energy.

Buses with GTL fuel

The buses used for the evening events at MatchPoints 2023 will run on Shell GTL (gas-to-liquids), an alternative diesel fuel derived from natural gas, which burns more cleanly than conventional crude oil-based diesel and produces fewer local emissions and less particulate matter. According to EU legislation, Shell GTL Fuel is classified as 'readily biodegradable' due in part to its near zero aromatic level.

Walking to the venue

The hotels of MatchPoints 2024 are within easy walking distance of the conference venue. If you want to avoid motorized transportation, we invite you to take a morning stroll through the city and follow these maps:

Walk from Scandic Aarhus City (approx. 25 min.)
Walk from Cabinn Aarhus (approx. 20-25 min.)

Alternatively, we recommend that you travel to the venue by public transportation in Aarhus or carpool. See parking options at the venue