The Galveston Island Convention Center (GICC) has adopted a Green Initiative in an effort to reduce the center’s carbon footprint by becoming more energy efficient and reducing waste. Through the initiative, the GICC encourages green practices within its operations and with clients in the meetings industry.

Help Keep Galveston Island Clean. Green. Pristine.


Help reduce waste by recycling paper, plastic and aluminum products! Recycling collection containers are located in the following areas of the GICC:

  • Registration
  • Meeting Room/General Session Area
  • Banquet Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Elevator Banks
  • Delivery Areas
  • Loading Dock


Standard Procedures

  • Turn off lighting and air conditioning when rooms are not in use
  • Default double sided printing and copying
  • Alternatives to bottled water available in meeting rooms
  • Two options for leftover food:  Donate to Galveston Food Bank or incorporate to associate meal program

Purchasing Policy

  • Buy chemical-free, nontoxic, biodegradable cleaning agents
  • Buy environmentally friendly product and solutions to eliminate the use of hazardous materials, pesticides and herbicides
  • Use suppliers who source products with little or no packaging

Meeting Planner Tip Sheet:

  • Use electronic registration when possible
  • Email registration confirmations
  • Collect plastic nametag holders for reuse
  • Encourage speakers to provide electronic copies of presentation handouts and post on website
  • Ask exhibitors not to send too many brochures to avoid waste at the end
  • Inform speakers in advance about the number of attendees for any needed presentation handouts or give-a-ways