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As a Digital Marketing Manager Justine provides a strategy that is executed through online communications that includes the web and social media channels to connect with the community.

Leading by Example During National Fair Trade Month

In 2019, over 370 Fair Trade supporters and advocates gathered in Chicago to make new connections and take a deep dive on issues at the core of the fair trade movement. Over the course of three days, attendees heard from 70 speakers sharing their insights and expertise on fair trade, sustainability, social justice, community [...]

October MeetGreenChat – Managing Events in Uncertain Times: Weather

Managing events is a challenge in and of itself. Then you throw in the unexpected and it's a whole new ball game. This month's MeetGreenChat discussed "Managing Events in Uncertain Time - Weather". The weather is unpredictable and as a planner there are some things you can do to prepare for a crisis or emergency [...]

By |2019-10-04T21:48:15+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog, Emergency Response, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

Gramable Moments from a Sustainable Event

This week the Pacific Northwest Water Clean Water Association gathered for their 86th Annual Meeting. This community of over 1,100 professionals had the opportunity to attend 164 technical sessions over the three days in addition to offsite plant tours, networking events and CSR projects. The MeetGreen team was there in action managing all the logistics [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:02:03+00:00September 13th, 2019|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

September MeetGreenChat – Tips & Tricks for Sustainable Traveling

Summer is over and the #MeetGreenChat is back! To get back into the swing of things we talked about "Tips & Tricks for Sustainable Traveling". Great topic personally and professionally. Here's a recap of what we learned: Is traveling sustainably presently a part of your trip planning? A1: Yes indeed! Both in terms of packing [...]

By |2019-09-18T22:26:14+00:00September 11th, 2019|Blog, Sustainability, Tips, Travel|0 Comments

June MeetGreenChat – What are SDGs? How do They Connect to Events?

In this month's tweet chat we wanted to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals and see how we can connect them with event planning. There are seventeen goals in total and there are several that you can keep in mind while planning your next event. Here's a recap of the #MeetGreenChat: Have you heard of [...]

May MeetGreenChat – What Makes Your Menu Sustainable

There are many things to consider when planning an event, including planning your menu. This month's tweet chat we tackled "What Makes Your Menu Sustainable". This topic sparked great discussions about sustainable menus and we learned from one another that there are many things to consider to create a sustainable menu. Read on to find [...]

April MeetGreenChat – Sustainable Event Branding

This month's topic for the MeetGreenChat sparked creative examples on how you execute sustainable event branding. This is a very large topic that we tackled in the tweet chat and I am sure we will discuss it again. Read on to find out what we learned from one another. What elements are included in your [...]

By |2019-04-08T21:20:06+00:00April 8th, 2019|Blog, Green Meetings, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

March MeetGreenChat – Food Waste

Continuing in our discussions about waste this month's tweet chat topic was food waste. There are many avenues that food waste can occur during an event; with proper planning you can minimize this waste in a variety of resourceful solutions. Let's see what the participants in this month's MeetGreenChat had to say about food waste [...]

By |2019-03-14T00:17:04+00:00March 14th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

February MeetGreenChat – Zero Waste

Zero waste is a very popular topic in events, in business, and even at home. There are many innovative ideas out in the world about zero waste and how to achieve that goal. In events it can be tricky to claim a zero waste victory, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. This month's #MeetGreenChat [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:20:55+00:00February 8th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments