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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.

MeetGreen Honored at ImpactPDX

MeetGreen was honored by ImpactPDX for our 25 years of sustainable events this month. It was an evening of celebration, learning, and networking that included a Q & A session with Nancy Zavada, MeetGreen President, to talk about the past 25 years, sustainability, and events. Nancy shares her knowledge and expertise during the interview. What [...]

By |2019-12-10T22:31:20+00:00December 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

December MeetGreenChat – Season of Giving & CSR Projects

Our last #MeetGreenChat of the year was a topic about giving back to the community. CSR projects or Corporate Social Responsibility projects are a way for a company, organization, or an event to give back to their communities. Our discussions about CSR's were thought provoking and gave us all something to think about for future [...]

By |2019-12-10T23:44:12+00:00December 6th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

November MeetGreenChat – Sustainability Lessons Learned at Home, Work, and at Events

Our most recent #MeetGreenChat discussions were about "Sustainability Lessons Learned at Home, Work, and at Events". We wanted to discuss the different ways sustainability can be integrated into our lives, whether at home, work, or at events. Large scale versus smaller scale environments or vice versa. Is it possible to implement these strategies and what [...]

By |2019-11-15T18:39:07+00:00November 15th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

Sustainable Tips for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and the team started thinking about how to celebrate this holiday more sustainably. Here are some sustainable tips for Halloween we’d like to share with you: Costumes Buy costumes from the thrift store and when you are finished using them donate them back to the [...]

By |2019-10-25T19:24:38+00:00October 25th, 2019|Blog, Sustainability, Tips|0 Comments

Leading by Example During National Fair Trade Month

In 2019, over 370 Fair Trade supporters and advocates gathered in Chicago at Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference 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 [...]

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 [...]