AGU takes measures to reduce environmental impact of its Fall Meeting

25 October 2019

AGU Fall Meeting is one of the largest gatherings in the world for Earth and space scientists, researchers, journalists, policymakers and other key audiences. By convening many the world’s experts and leaders, the Fall Meeting provides numerous opportunities for in-person networking, brainstorming, learning and problem-solving for attendees at any stage of their careers. Reducing the carbon and environmental footprint of these interactions while expanding participation and increasing its value are both important.

AGU is committed to these dual goals and will continue to offer several additional virtual opportunities, like our AGU Go app, so people can engage from anywhere, during and after the meeting. We are maintaining our other initiatives including recycling, rotation, reducing use of plastic and carbon audits. In addition, AGU is hosting a live satellite event this year in the AGU Net Zero Energy building in Washington, D.C. on GeoHealth and natural disasters. We are also using this as a test for potential future satellite meetings.


Founded in 1919, AGU is a not-for-profit scientific society dedicated to advancing Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. We support 60,000 members, who reside in 135 countries, as well as our broader community, through high-quality scholarly publications, dynamic meetings, our dedication to science policy and science communications, and our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as many other innovative programs. AGU is home to the award-winning news publication Eos, the Thriving Earth Exchange, where scientists and community leaders work together to tackle local issues, and a headquarters building that represents Washington, D.C.’s first net zero energy commercial renovation. We are celebrating our Centennial in 2019. #AGU100