Industry & Community Involvement
Since our inception, MeetGreen® has been committed to serving and interacting with the community we live in, both professionally and personally. We are proud to belong to and support the following organizations with our time, resources, and expertise.
Founders of GMIC – Green Meeting Industry Council
In 2003 Nancy Zavada and Amy Spatrisano founded GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council). They had tried to get the conversation of sustainability going in other meeting industry organizations and many of the established organizations just weren’t ready to have the sustainability conversation. Knowing that there were planners and suppliers that were implementing green, they decided to begin their own association to give those two sides a chance to get together.
GMIC’s Mission: “The mission of the GMIC is to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability.” GMIC continues to educate, inform and bring together planners and suppliers to help make a difference in not only the industry but in the world. Since its founding in 2003, GMIC has grown into an organization of 14 chapters throughout the world. For more information on GMIC, please visit their site.
We invite you hear from Amy and Nancy to find out what inspired them to create GMIC.
|APEX/ASTM Green Task Force, Panel Chair & Committee Chairs||2008-present|
|City of Portland RecycleWorks, Members||2005-present|
|City of Portland Small Business Advisory Council, Board Member||2004-2006|
|Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizer Sector Supplement Group Member||2009-present, 2009-2012|
|Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC)
Amy Spatrisano and Nancy Zavada Co-Founded
Silver Level Supporting Business
|ISO 20121 Sustainability in Event Management
Canadian Mirror Committee Member
|Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Members
Past Oregon Chapter Presidents
International Chapter Leadership Committee
|Mount Hood Community College, Hospitality and Tourism Board||2007-present|
|Oregon Food Bank, Volunteers and Donors||1994-present|
|Oregon Natural Step Network, Members||2002-present|
|Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Members
Green Task Force, Board Member
|School House Supplies, Donors||1994-present|
|Sisters of the Road, Donors||1994-present|
|Travel Portland, Members||2006-present|