A Few of the Upgrades
We Meet You Where You Are
We believe everyone should be able to measure the green practices of an event and you shouldn’t have to be an expert to see how good your intentions look on paper. The most important lesson learned is that sustainability must be simplified to be successful. We considered every aspect and worked to make it easier to understand, initiate and record achievements.
The Calculator scoring is awarded in four levels: Change Agent, Champion, Leader, and Visionary.
- Change Agent – Asks for a minimum set of guidelines and engages key stakeholders in sustainable event discussions.
- Champion – Is driven to continuously improve on minimum guidelines, enrolls vendors in finding solutions for sustainability challenges, and
uses the role of sustainability in events to change participant’s daily lives.
- Leader – Measures, tracks and reports on performance targets using key data. Shares best practices freely with others to continuously raise the bar as well as addresses global issues with solutions that are event-specific.
- Visionary – Leads within their own industry, prioritizes measurement and works to move the sustainability dial. Researches and develops new initiatives to improve environmental performance and uses the organization’s buying power to drive change with venues and vendors.
MeetGreen Calculator 2.0 has two options, Standard and Advanced. The Standard version provides a way for organizers to assess their event and benchmark their practices before taking additional steps. The Advanced version is a more in-depth look into the practices taken to track an event’s sustainability data.
The Standard Calculator includes beginner and early intermediate expectations for sustainable events. It assesses what can be considered minimum guidelines for the event industry using business-as-usual approaches. It has fewer questions and is easier to complete. It is designed for users who want to assess an early-stage sustainable event with a basic sustainability plan.
The Advanced Calculator assumes leadership and beyond-business-as-usual approaches are expected, or in place. It is designed for users who want to challenge themselves to improve in broader and deeper ways. As a result, it has higher expectations and more questions.
Scores in the Calculator are percentage based. This means they show what portion of eligible points for your event have been earned. In essence, there is a maximum number of points available in Standard and Advanced versions of the Calculator. This maximum point value will be adjusted down if certain sections or questions in the Calculator do not apply to your event and you opt to turn them off. You earn points for things you ask for and are able to successfully implement, up to the maximum available (100%).
Several of the reports included with the MeetGreen® Calculator show your conference data compared against other events. The other data represents diverse events, ranging from 200-60,000 attendees (both domestic and international), covering a variety of industries, which include varying degrees of environmentally responsible event practices and policies. The composite total score produced by the Calculator is created by calculating a total percentage score based on the total points possible within the Calculator.