Sustainability Efforts

AWEA has an Event Sustainability Policy that helps us create event experiences that embody and inspire our core value “We (Heart) Wind Energy.”  Every year, AWEA hosts thousands of participants at events throughout the United States.  This policy outlines how the AWEA event planning processes and practices will aim to promote action on issues that are important to AWEA members and staff.

WINDPOWER 2018 Sustainability Leaders

Each year we engage our exhibitors on sustainability for the show. In 2018 we launched the Sustainability Leaders Award.

AWEA is pleased to recognize our WINDPOWER 2018 Leaders in Sustainability:



To become eligible for the 2019 WINDPOWER Sustainability Leader Award: Join the 2019 WINDPOWER Exhibitor Green Team

WINDPOWER Sustainability Goals:

  • Make the event 100% Wind Powered
  • Advance Stakeholder Engagement and Education around Sustainable Practices
  • Reuse, Repurpose or Donate any and all materials and food related to the event
  • Increase participation of attendees and exhibitors in WINDPOWER sustainability initiatives

Did You Know:

  • WINDPOWER requires that front of house composting be available throughout the convention center for the duration of our event.
  • WINDPOWER has set show minimum waste diversion rate goal of 65%. Industry average at convention centers is less than 50%.
  • Almost HALF of WINDPOWER attendees download the mobile app rather than using a printed expo guide.
  • You can offset your carbon footprint from traveling and being at WINDPOWER that supports wind energy projects when you register for WINDPOWER.

Housing Partner Sustainability:  

Check out the sustainability summary of the WINDPOWER hotels. Those that have already offset the anticipated energy usage during WINDPOWER with wind energy credits are identified in their individual listing.