Madison has been home to a number of environmental pioneers--including Aldo Leopold, John Muir, John Nolen and Gaylord Nelson--known for their important work in the preservation of nature, conservation of natural resources, progressive urban planning and efforts to spur change on a national level.
Today, Madison offers myriad opportunities to bring a green mindset to your meeting or convention.
The Monona Terrace® Community & Convention Center received the designation of Silver Level LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Building) green certified building in September 2007 by the U.S. Green Building Council. Monona Terrace is one of the first existing convention centers in the U.S. to receive a certification, and the only silver level certified convention center in the U.S. Monona Terrace is also recognized as a Travel Green Wisconsin Member by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for continuing to improve operations in order to reduce environmental impact. Learn more about this facility's green features, from recycling and purchasing practices to the Leonardo Academy program.
Alliant Energy Center
In April 2007, The Alliant Energy Center was the largest organization in Madison to receive Travel Green Certification for its efforts to help build sustainable tourism in Wisconsin through its use of green space on Willow Island and environmentally friendly purchasing practices The Alliant Energy Center also partnered with Johnson Controls to implement energy-saving measures in Exhibition Hall, which include energy-efficient lighting and upgrades to reduce gas emissions. Learn more about this facility's features.
Green Meetings in Madison, WI
The GMCVB is proud to welcome environmental associations to Madison on an ongoing basis. Below is a sampling of the symposiums and conventions we've hosted here:
Society for Ecological Restoration (Coming to Madison October 6-11, 2013)
North American Lake Management Society (November 2012)
National Wildlife Refuge System (July 2010)