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About Nancy Zavada

Nancy J. Zavada, CMP Fellow, President, MeetGreen, is internationally recognized as an innovator in the sustainable event field. Nancy founded MeetGreen, a sustainable events agency in 1994. MeetGreen is certified as an ISO-20121 and Women-Owned Business. Nancy oversees sustainable initiatives for corporate and non-profit organizations. She co-founded the Green Meeting Industry Council in 2004 which is now part of Events Industry Council and has authored three books on sustainable events.

Cool Things Our Clients Do – Giving Back Edition

Giving back is key to your organization's impact on the host city of your event. Organizations meeting in a destination can have either a positive or negative impact on the community. An increased focus on communities regarding health, food scarcity, and environmental factors, gives hosting organizations an opportunity to make a real difference—to DO GOOD. [...]

Cool Things Our Clients Do: Event Materials Edition

Rethinking How We Meet…It Matters The best place to start having a more sustainable event is often by rethinking the materials we use in an event. Rethinking how the materials were used in the past will save considerably on time, money, and the environment moving forward. Ask your team these questions at the very beginning [...]

By |2022-06-23T22:44:58+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Conference Management, Sustainability, Tips|0 Comments

Cool Things Our Clients Do: Food Edition

Our corporate clients are on the cutting edge of sustainable events. They know how we meet matters, and their leadership drives the demand for sustainable initiatives. These organizations are changing the sustainable event scene forever through: Sound planning Vendor engagement Significant buying power In this post, we concentrate on three food-related "cool things our clients [...]

New and Familiar Faces

We are starting out the new year with a new Operations Director, Carmen Douglass. Carmen will direct and coordinate all company operations incorporating MeetGreen’s vision, principles, and culture. In her new role, using innovative strategies to improve systems and process, she will provide the tools and resources for project members to be successful. We [...]

By |2021-12-09T17:14:40+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Blog, Q32021|0 Comments

Can Rethinking Events Future-Proof Your Organization?

The world has shifted dramatically in the past two years. How we work, do business, market, shop, gather, share information, and live day-to-day has undergone a transformation none of us could have expected. Let me be clear, there is no return to "normal," and it is time to future-proof both your personal and business worlds. [...]

What Does Event Health and Safety Look Like in 2021?

Event health and safety are important to us here at MeetGreen. We pride ourselves on taking every precaution to keep event participants safe and healthy. From the beginning, we planned for health and safety. In 1994, we developed an Emergency Response Plan to keep everyone protected with our first event for 2,500 people. The plan [...]

We are Committed to Net Zero Virtual Events for Our Clients

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ~ Nelson Henderson This quote represents our values at MeetGreen. We believe in a sustainable future for the planet and her people. We are committed to making a difference. Your Carbon Footprint Even when [...]

By |2021-04-13T17:05:09+00:00February 18th, 2021|Blog, Q12021, Sustainability, Virtual Events|0 Comments

If You Think Virtual Events Are Just a Zoom Call, Think Again!

We have all participated in meetings via Zoom and have seen people's pets, bedrooms, and loved ones appearing on screen. We have had to remind each to mute and unmute, to share their screens, and to turn on their cameras. Thinking a Zoom call is the same as a virtual event is misleading. Our first [...]

By |2020-12-12T00:09:43+00:00December 11th, 2020|Blog, Virtual Events|3 Comments

How to Prepare Speakers for Virtual Events

You may be wondering how to prepare speakers for virtual events. It’s an important piece to your planning and preparation. There may be more to the process than you have considered. Preparing speakers for virtual events differs from in-person events in a variety of ways. The amount of speaker training and management is considerable and [...]

By |2020-10-21T19:01:06+00:00October 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Technology, Virtual Events|0 Comments

Choosing the Best Virtual Event Platform

Virtual event platforms are just one piece of planning virtual meetings. Some great advice to plan virtual events is to “Begin with the end in mind”.  By starting with a clear understanding of the outcome, you can design a program that: Meets your organization’s goals Incorporates your vision Keeps the organization’s culture intact However, selecting [...]

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