Mitigating the Carbon Footprint

VMware is mitigating the carbon emissions* associated with VMware Explore 2023 attendee participation by investing in nature-based solutions that sequester carbon. More specifically, VMware supports the Three Rivers Grasslands Restoration project, which removes carbon from the atmosphere by restoring degraded grasslands. We aspire to host a carbon neutral event and our 2023 Explore series demonstrates progress towards this goal.

Fill It. Scan It. Contribute.

Contribute to the planting of more trees by refilling your VMware Explore water bottle during the event. Simply scan the QR code found either on your water bottle or at a VMware Explore water station each time you fill up. Each scan contributes to One Tree Planted funding to plant trees.


Sustainable Practices

Responsible Materials

Onsite event materials are reduced, reused and recycled where possible:

  • Material recycle stations are located onsite.
  • Promotional items are responsibly sourced through preferred vendors that are progressive and active in pursuing carbon neutral output and support a number of philanthropic foundations, including One Percent for the Planet.
  • All single-use rigid graphics are printed on high-quality recyclable substrates. Aisle signs are printed on 100 percent recyclable, high-quality paper with only non-VOC inks.
  • Energy-efficient (Energy Star) electronic equipment is used when available, and a power-down policy requires all AV equipment to be turned off overnight.
  • Material delivery trucks used are 97 percent EPA SmartWay Certified over-the-road shipping and enforce an engine idling policy at locations.

Green Venue

Our selected venue, The Venetian Las Vegas, has several sustainability initiatives in place:

  • The Venetian partners with local groups to minimize food waste, such as donating waste to local farms.
  • Compostable cutlery and cups are used throughout the venue.
  • All trash is sorted through for composting and recycling.
  • The meeting space was the first in the world to achieve APEX/ASTM advanced (Level 2) Green Venue certification.
  • 100 percent of suite lighting leverages the latest LED technology.
  • One of the largest rooftop solar-thermal systems in the United States runs here. It provides hot water for all swimming pools, spas, and a portion of the Palazzo tower.
  • The Venetian has one of the highest recycling rates in Nevada.
  • A nano-water filtration system allows the Palazzo to stay off the water grid for all horticulture needs.


Climate Impact Partners

Climate Impact Partners delivers solutions for action on climate. Together with the world’s leading companies and quality project partners, we will reduce 1 billion metric tons of CO2 by 2030 to transform the global economy, improve health and livelihoods, and restore a thriving planet.

One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a nonprofit organization focused on global reforestation. One Tree Planted is dedicated to making it easier for both individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity, and help reforestation efforts.

Fill it Forward

Fill it Forward creates interactive technologies, global giving initiatives, and reusable products that inspire the world to reuse. A Certified B Corporation, they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency and legal accountability.

*The carbon footprint of VMware Explore 2023 attendee participation includes event production (build materials, shipping and disposal), venue electricity, attendee catering, and hotel accommodations, and excludes attendee and event crew travel to/from the event. This calculation is based on historical and current data, as well as industry-accepted averages.

Environmental, Social and Governance at VMware

VMware is committed to building a more sustainable, equitable and secure future.