Some 900 volunteers were enlisted to help delegates sort their garbage so it ends up at a recycling plant or composting facility.
Caterers and other vendors are also being instructed in waste diversion.
And the company hired to build the stage where Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination has been asked to use recycled materials and make sure they get reused when the stage is torn down.
One could point out, of course, that had the 900 volunteer dumpster divers stayed home, the carbon footprint of the convention would have been reduced by a far larger amount than all their efforts. But that would entail some math skills on the part of the true believers.
Too much to ask, I suppose.