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Go Green with Transportation

Cutting down or consolidating transportation during your meeting is one of the best ways to reduce your environmental footprint. In New Orleans, that's not too difficult to do considering the airport is only a short distance from the city center. With a compact walkable downtown area, hotels, restaurants and attractions are usually only a short distance away, minimizing the need for transportation.

Here are some tips to help minimize the impact of your convention while considering transportation in New Orleans:

  • Encourage conventioneers and attendees to walk to hotels, restaurants and attractions. Provide maps to highlight all the locations and possibilities within a few blocks of the convention center.
  • Encourage attendees to take the airport shuttle and to take hotel shuttles instead of taxis.
  • Encourage delegates to travel via streetcars with free passes or route maps.
  • Contract with a rental car company that has smaller fuel efficient vehicles.
Visit the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center website to find out how they can help you decrease your organization's carbon footprint when you choose New Orleans as your meeting or convention destination at www.mccno.com/about-us/green-efforts.