It’s not all “Kum Ba Yah around the Campfire” when the MeetGreen team holds its annual staff retreat. We re-energize, talk about our work together, and plan for the future.

We strive to step as lightly on the Earth as possible while convening at a small coastal village for four days. Here are some of our practices:

  • Brought re-usable water bottles and coffee mugs
  • Brought one less pair of shoes (barefoot in sand)
  • Carpooled from the city
  • No heating or air conditioning was used
  • 100% renewable power at venue
  • Walked from accommodations to restaurant
  • Had two vegetarian meals each day with the 3rd being optional
  • No disposable plates, glasses or cutlery
  • Only local fruit was served (berries, berries, berries)
  • Salmon was caught in the local bay
  • Offset all airline carbon of those who had to travel by air
  • Recycled all the locally sourced wine bottles
  • Held a CSR project – beach cleanup filling 11 bags and capturing one broken plastic chair


My Event Footprint reports our group of eleven people had this impact…

My Event Footprint MeetGreen Retreat 2019


Full disclosure: we did build a campfire to gather and sing some Johnny Cash and Cee-Lo Green. Please don’t judge us.