Trying to reduce your environmental footprint at conference?  We’ll be publishing a few tips over the next while, but one way is to choose places to stay that have sustainable environmental practices (and we’re not just talking about not changing your towels once a day.)

Qualmark have introduced an enviromark standard which assesses tourism ventures on energy efficiency, waste management and water conservation and the Crowne Plaza, one of the hotels on the accommodation list, has qualified for a bronze award.  For a full list of other Christchurch accommodation with Qualmark Enviro ratings, see the Qualmark website , or  if B&Bs are your thing, the Organic Explorer directory lists a few Christchurch B&Bs under its Canterbury section.