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MeetGreen works seamlessly to make your event a memorable experience; participants and sponsors alike will want to return. Whether you are looking for a single service, help in a few areas, or a complete meeting management package, MeetGreen delivers your event with something few others can: confidence and a genuine commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability Consulting

As the face of your organization, sustainable events can enhance brand, build reputation and demonstrate citizenship when they give back and reduce their environmental impacts. Our suite of event sustainability services will help you do this in a way that also reduces waste and cost.

Training & Education

As you look to bring world-class knowledge to your event management team to save money and improve your ecological footprint, consider MeetGreen. Our customized training programs are designed to accelerate the introduction of sustainable meeting practices
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  • Pamela Schwartz, BSR, Sustainable Event Champion & Hero

    If you think your sustainable event practices are under a microscope, consider the responsibility Pamela Schwartz shoulders as she designs and executes the annual BSR Conference, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate responsibility events hosted by Business for Social Responsibility, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability.  As the […]

  • Tips from the Tap for Events

    As this long, hot summer groans on and on, saving precious water is at the top of everyone’s minds.  Event organizers have an opportunity to save water on a larger scale based on the decisions they make every day. Did you know that 2 cups of coffee, one tote bag and a 60-page program for […]

  • Don’t Make Him Use the Sharpie!

    This self-proclaimed rant from a fellow professional is too choice to pass up. He was asking me to join him in starting an industry-wide plea to trade show service providers to replace their “archaic ordering and payment processes with secure, web-based systems.” With permission, I share it with you… Today, I’m ordering services for a […]

  • No Cookie Left Behind

    As the general session started and participants had already moved from the continental breakfast to find their seats, a man rushed up to me and he was furious. “There is one flavor of yogurt left, the selection of pastries is dismal,” he yelled, “and the only fruit left is apples!” I agreed and explained while […]

  • Stefanie Brown & Elesha Peterson Carr, Change Agents

    MeetGreen has been fortunate to partner with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on sustainable event projects over several years.  Our Heroes, Stefanie Brown, Vice President of Education and Conferences, and Elesha Peterson Carr, Senior Director of Conference Planning & Event Logistics, have always impressed us as they humbly, quietly, and diligently work to make their […]

  • Silly to Serious

    Alright, we like to have fun. We enjoy each other’s company. We laugh, play and poke fun at ourselves. Even the “Beautify the Bay CSR Project” turned hilariously competitive as this group of professional dumpster divers scavenged for discarded flotsam and jetsam. We also genuinely enjoy our work with our clients and their teams, many […]

  • Jeff Chase – Industry Leader and Hero

    Years ago, I met Jeff Chase, Vice President, Sustainability, Freeman Companies, while he was supporting the sustainability efforts of his client, American Wind Energy Association.  He had called us in to assess their event and make recommendations.  As the event’s general services contractor, Jeff had taken it upon himself to find a donation stream in […]

  • A Letter to Our Readers

    Why did Mariela McIlwraith, Shawna McKinley and I tackle this project? Why were we genuinely excited to write another book on sustainable events? Why did we gather in Vancouver BC armed only with index cards full of easy tips for green meetings and one grand idea? Because the practical know-how of how to hold a […]

  • Leading by Example

    When Business for Social Responsibility convenes a meeting with its network of over 250 member companies, you know it will be a role model for green events. The BSR Conference 2014 was no exception. Regularly ranked by independent analysts as one of the top corporate responsibility events globally, the BSR Conference featured expert speakers, a […]

  • Dale Hudson, Change Agent and Hero

    What if you had 10,697 participants from over 150 countries attend your event? Plus over 2,900 exhibitors from 50 countries? All of them your peers in the hospitality industry. And your inspiring goal is, “to be a leader in event sustainability and focus on reducing your environmental impact?” In a desert city? Then you might be Dale […]

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  • Eclipse Foundation
    Anne Jacko
    Eclipse Foundation
    It’s been my pleasure to work with MeetGreen since 2006, so *almost* from the beginning of EclipseCon. No matter what we throw at you, your team handles it with expertise and grace. I look forward to every conference, knowing it will go smoothly and be as stress-free as possible.
  • Virgin Unite
    Bridget Baker
    Events Manager
    Virgin Unite
    Thanks so much! I continue to be impressed by MeetGreen’s thoroughness and professionalism!
  • The Taylor Group
    Kailin MacKenzie
    Project Manager
    The Taylor Group
    I felt like a priority in MeetGreen’s eyes.
  • Oracle
    Paul Salinger
    Vice President of Marketing
    Oracle
    MeetGreen is an indispensable partner and resource in performing an annual sustainability check-up. The data MeetGreen collects is essential to evaluate progress against our goal to be a zero-waste event by 2018
  • UUA
    Jan Sneegas
    Unitarian Universalist Association
    Director of Conference Services
    Our goal is to leave a legacy of improved capacity for sustainable events in every city we visit - something we’ve been able to consistently deliver throughout our decade-long partnership with MeetGreen.
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
    Levi Wickwire
    Society for Ecological Restoration
    Program Manager
    Your "If One Attendee" tool looks like a great way to engage attendees in sustainability goals.
  • Green Building Certification Institute
    Peter Templeton
    President
    Green Building Certification Institute
    You are the real deal. MeetGreen has set the bar for commitment, know-how, and results. Keep up the great work.
  • MCI
    Guy Bigwood
    Group Sustainability Director
    MCI
    The sustainability knowledge of MeetGreen’s consultants and their tools are industry leading, and help to increase implementation time while reducing work and stress levels! MeetGreen helped MCI to accelerate the introduction of green meeting practices.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Cynthia Martinez
    Division Chief
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    We never would have been able to meet the conference’s goals without the dedication, talent, and vision of your team at MeetGreen.
  • SuperComputing
    Will Pinfold
    Conference Chair
    SuperComputing
    What a pleasure it has been to work with you and your team! MeetGreen did us proud with some of the best events across the years of the conference. Only an excellent team could have pulled this conference off with such grace.
  • U.S. Green Building Council
    Kimberly Lewis
    US Green Building Council
    VP Conference & Events
    It is always wonderful to work with the leaders in our industry who are truly kicking in the door for change.
  • ISO 20121
    Tim Sunderland
    Lead Examiner
    ISO 20121
    I was very impressed with MeetGreen’s management system. It is clear that the firm has fully integrated environmental and social considerations into their business as well as into products and services that they are offering to their clients.
  • OOPSLA
    Bjorn Freeman-Benson
    Past EclipseCon & OOPSLA Conference Director
    New Relic
    I could only give you endless examples of how MeetGreen is simply the best meeting planning organization I’ve ever worked with and how they year after year, organize and execute our conferences painlessly, profitably, and to the benefit of our attendees.
  • BSR
    Pamela Ellman
    Director of Conferences
    BSR
    I rely on MeetGreen and consider them an extension of our own internal team. They are experts in what they do and consistently provide the highest level of service. I have recommended them to many colleagues because they provide professional, friendly and trustworthy service.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Cynthia Martinez
    Division Chief
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    From the many environmentally friendly aspects of conference education to the use of on-line technologies and tools, your company understood our vision for the beginning. I especially appreciated the laughter the helped get us though some high-pressure situations.
  • IEEE Computer Society
    Carmen Saliba
    IEEE Computer Society
    Supervisor, Conference Support Services
    Rebecca Mebane is an excellent choice as project coordinator. She managed to develop a rapport with the organizers that smoothed over the rough spots. (Rebecca did an) outstanding job, (was a) great negotiator and was always mindful of the conference budget. Rebecca also prepared a cost analysis which is great for future SC conferences and events. Rebecca and her team were friendly and always had smiles on their faces.
  • Eclipse
    Ian Skerrett
    Director of Marketing
    Eclipse Foundation
    I wanted to thank you and the MeetGreen for another very successful EclipseCon. It is always a pleasure working with you and your team. The feedback from the conference attendees has been very positive and we are on our way to meeting our financial goals. You and the MeetGreen team will a critical part of making this happen. The MeetGreen team is always professional, capable and fun to work with. I look forward to working with you on future conferences.
  • IMEX
    Dale Hudson
    Head of Project Development
    IMEX Group
    What sets MeetGreen apart is their many years of experience in organizing sustainable meetings. It is reassuring to know that they have come across many of the pitfalls of organizing sustainable events and have overcome many of the these with knowledge gained over a long time.