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Lessons in Leadership with Fair Trade Campaigns

A year and a few months after Fair Trade Campaigns held their first Virtual Conference in 2020, I had a chance to talk with Billy Linstead Goldsmith, Director of Communications and Fair Trade Campaigns at Fair Trade USA about the virtual event experience and residual benefits they’ve experienced. Converting to a Virtual Event The decision [...]

What’s the Impact on Digital Event Gifting?

Have you thought about impacts of digital event gifting? Meaning the the swag you send to each participant attending your event. Its definitely less impact to meet online but then you add in the event gifting and that's a whole other story. Many digital events reduce emissions by 95%+ over a typical in-person conference. However, [...]

By |2021-07-16T18:47:07+00:00July 16th, 2021|Blog, Sustainability, Virtual Events|0 Comments

A Vacation with Intentions of Supporting Diverse Businesses

My husband and I recently traveled to the Paso Robles wine region in California. In preparation for this trip, we recommended that our friend watch the Tin City documentary about winemakers in the area. Amber, our friend and traveling companion, said, "The documentary was great, but where are all the people of color winemakers and [...]

By |2021-07-14T18:23:33+00:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, People and Planet, Travel|0 Comments

Resources for Digital Event Carbon Footprint Accounting

What is the carbon footprint of a digital event? How does it compare to a traditional in-person meeting? Recent events have profoundly changed how we convened and raised many compelling questions related to stakeholder engagement and our environment. While the digital events landscape was not inherently new. The entire delivery systems of an industry had [...]

June MeetGreenChat – Can We Meet Safely and Sustainably?

Hybrid and in-person events are coming back and we thought it was time to start thinking about meeting safely and sustainably. You can find our discussion on Twitter #MeetGreenChat. Below is the full list of questions we asked about meeting safely and sustainably. How safe is recycling at a venue now that we have to [...]

The Role Companies Play in Sustainability

Change from Top-Down to Bottom-Up. We need both, don’t let corporate shame of personal responsibility distract from their impacts. So far, in my Environmental Realist Blog Series, I’ve focused on how we as individuals impact our environment. From driving and flying, to what we eat, to how disposably we live. If you’ve kept up, however, [...]

By |2021-05-26T00:36:07+00:00May 21st, 2021|Blog, Environmental Realist, Sustainability|0 Comments

May MeetGreenChat – Taking Action on Social Equity

Supporting people is just as important as protecting our planet. You can’t focus on the planet unless you focus on people. Thinking about people and planet has brought our team together to start the discussions of social equity amongst ourselves and out in our community. We have started asking questions of hosting organization on their [...]

April MeetGreenChat – In Honor of Earth Day

In this month's #MeetGreenChat we discussed Earth Day! We had fun with some trivia questions and then share our own thoughts around Earth Day and celebrations. What year was the very 1st Earth Day? Almost! 1970 is the correct answer!!! #MeetGreenChat https://t.co/o1Wbqm1WFB— MeetGreen (@MeetGreen) April 7, 2021 Why was it created? A2) Wisconsin Senator Gaylord [...]

By |2021-04-13T17:02:16+00:00April 5th, 2021|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Q12021|0 Comments

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 [...]

March MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings is the topic for the #MeetGreenChat on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021’s! Join us on Twitter at 11:00 AM PT. What are the key components of hybrid meetings? A1 I'd say the key component is distributed participants. Perhaps there is a central site, multiple local clusters, but there is a combination of gathering methods [...]

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