Do you want to see sustainability in action? IMEX America has always taken the leadership position since the show’s inception in 2011 and this year was no different. Follow along as we show you what we saw at the event.
Educational tour of MGM Resort’s solar array. These solar panels helped power IMEX America with about 30% renewable energy during the event.
Visiting Lunas Recycling
MeetGreen visited Lunas Recycling to fully understand where some of IMEX America waste materials would go, the nuances of the local recycling market/infrastructure, and to help ensure they as much was diverted from landfill as possible.
Misfit Market, where imperfect produce that otherwise might have been thrown away was used for a delicious juice bar as well as in soups during the show.
Menus Helping Attendees Choose Carbon Friendly Choices
Sustainability criteria for menu items shared with attendees. This year featured the event’s first ever “emissions friendly” coded options, which were items that required less carbon emissions to produce.
Using an innovative blast-chilling system, to refrigerate recovered foods, thanks to partnership with MGM Resorts and Three Square food bank for donating food from the event.
Beautiful water service in reusable glass bottles by Solus Sustainable Hydration.
People & Planet Village
A diverse and sustainable education lineup and electronic signage in People & Planet Village.
Sustainable event materials education in People & Planet Village.
Draw a Tree to Plant a Tree
Draw a tree, plant a tree, a fun and engaging initiative, that helps “draw-down” carbon emissions.
Making it easy for exhibitors to donate small items they don’t want to ship home, which benefits the Las Vegas community.
Sustainable Service Ware
Sustainable service ware that integrates with the unique processes and specifications in the Las Vegas area. Organic items composted at IMEX America are bio composted into soil by Terra Firma Organics.
How We Meet DOES Matter!
IMEX America offered attendees the opportunity to tell their story with their Dear World activation in the Exhibit Hall. A great way to enhance connections onsite through storytelling. Eric our Sustainability Director was at IMEX America 2021 and participated in a photo shoot to share his story, “How We Meet Matters”.
Are You Inspired?
With inspiration from IMEX, what can you do at your events? Share with us your inspirations to create a more sustainable event!