You probably all have checklists for site inspections of conference centers, convention centers and other meeting venues. Here are a few green meeting questions to add to the list!

-What are the venue’s environmental policies? Including energy conservation practices?
-How is the staff trained to implement these policies?
-Do you have low-flow toilets and other water savings devices in restrooms?
-Do you purchase environmentally responsible cleaning products?
-What do you recycle? What is your diversion rate?
-What mass transit lines serve the property?
-Has the property been certified by a third-party? Which one(s)?

And most importantly–Can I see the back of house areas where the sorting and recycling actually takes place?