cation, hikes and special events; the on-site
conference facilities are available to groups
focused on conservation, environmental
and natural resource issues.
Planting the Seeds
Offering programs in renewable energy, resource economics and policy, sustainability
systems and more, Penn State University’s
College of Agricultural Sciences is a leader
in environmental education and research.
Embracing sustainability as “a foundational
principle that enriches all of its pursuits and
missions,” the university created its Sustainability Institute to integrate this purpose
throughout the school’s research, teaching,
outreach and operations.
Minutes by shuttle from the main State
planner favorite The
Penn Stater Confer-
ence Center Hotel is
equally a green leader.
Offering 300 guest
rooms and suites, the
region’s premier con-
ference center features
more than 58,000 square feet of highly flex-
ible group space, with a comprehensive set
of amenities for comfortable and produc-
tive meetings, functions and events.
Managed along with the historic
on-campus group-capable Nittany Lion
Inn by Penn State Hospitality Services, the
IACC Green Star-certified Penn Stater has
joined its sibling in winning prestigious
awards for recycling, waste reduction,
energy efficiency, composting and other
eco-initiatives for well over a decade.
Also on campus, Medlar Field at Lubrano
Park was the first stadium in the U.S.—
professional or collegiate—to earn LEED certification. Home of the Minor League State
College Spikes and Penn State University’s
baseball team, the ballpark offers a range of
tour and private event options for groups.
Perpetuating founder Milton S. Hershey’s legacy of “caring for people and the
environment in which they live, work and
play,” Hershey Entertainment & Resorts,
incorporating Hershey Meetings, has a
comprehensive green program that includes
strategic energy and waste management initiatives, and guest education and communication services. Hershey offers more than
125,000 square feet of flexible space at three
distinctive properties, including the 665-
room Hershey Lodge, Pennsylvania’s largest
convention resort with 100,000-plus square
feet of space, and historic Hershey Lodge.
Lancaster County groups can explore Amish country the old-fashioned,
eco-friendly way via horse and buggy
rides with award-winning Bird-in-Hand,
Pa.-based Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides.
Available for private groups, these engaged
narrated tours substitute sleighs for bug-gies in winter.
Regeneration and Renewal
Opened in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and
Botanical Gardens provided vital sanctuary
from the city’s smog-choked air. Today, the
group-capable “Green Heart of Pittsburgh”
…We make event planning easy.
Your next meeting could be a breeze in Butler County, PA,
just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Our unconventional
venues and planning assistance are sure to be a hit!
Our professional planners will help you every step of the way
when planning an event in Butler County. From selecting the
perfect site to arranging hotel accommodations and more, we
connect you with the community by bringing together all the
partners you need to create a fantastic event!
With an incredible location, we are only ;ve hours from half of
the U.S. population! We o;er our event attendees over 2,000
hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants and shops, plus
complimentary shuttle service for groups.
For more information, call Jackie Antonucci at 866.856.8444 or
MEDLAR FIELD AT LUBRANO PARK, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY