Sustainability | RISE National 2025



RISE's Commitment to Sustainability

RISE has achieved ISO 20121 certification, a prestigious global standard for sustainable event management. This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to social responsibility, ethical considerations, environmental impact reduction, and quality assurance.  

Attending an ISO 20121 certified event isn’t just about learning and networking – it’s about standing together in support of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Join us as we lead the charge toward more ethical event practices and a brighter future for all.  

What Does This Mean for You?

Commitment to Sustainability

By attending RISE National, you are joining us in our commitment to building a more sustainable future, one event at a time. 

Ethical Considerations

Rest assured, RISE National is carefully crafted with social responsibility in mind. From fostering inclusivity and diversity to actively engaging with the community, we are dedicated to creating an equitable event experience for all.

Environmental Impact Reduction

Every attendee, sponsor, and speaker plays a vital role in reducing the environmental footprint of the event industry. With careful attention to waste reduction, energy efficiency, and sustainable sourcing, we’re making meaningful strides toward a more environmentally sustainable future.  

San Antonio's Commitment to Sustainability

From becoming a chartered member of the Convene Green Alliance, to initiating a plan to build a sustainable economy, San Antonio is committed to upholding environmental best practices. In 2017, our Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable strategies aimed at achieving high performance in: innovative design, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. San Antonio is internationally known for its hospitality and vibrant community culture, but it’s also gaining global notoriety as one of the greenest large American cities. 

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