Sustainable Menu Planning

The choice of food and beverage can have a big impact on an event’s environmental footprint. Sustainable menu planning reflects the decisions that organizers make regarding the selection of food and beverage served at conferences and events. We thought that "Sustainable Menu Planning" would be a great topic for our last #MeetGreenChat of the year! [...]

By |2018-12-10T22:40:11+00:00December 10th, 2018|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

Why We Support Giving Tuesday

As a company, MeetGreen has created a vision and values that are a core part of each team member. Our values are a reflection of us and the impact we have on the world. Here's a list of of our vision & values: We believe in creating a sustainable future We care about the planet [...]

By |2018-12-05T23:04:03+00:00November 26th, 2018|Blog, Corporate Social Responsibility|0 Comments

Site Selection & Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness comes into play when planning for your event and the safety of your attendees, speakers, and event staff. It is an important piece of the puzzle. During the site selection process you will need to keep in mind the different aspects of planning for an emergency. We discussed the topic of "Site Selection [...]

By |2018-12-05T23:03:22+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Emergency Response, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

Straw Poll: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

In 2017, we at MeetGreen made the commitment to give up single-use plastic straws both personally and professionally with as many events as possible within our influence. Having long been advocates of avoiding single-use plastics at our events, we joined the straw movement. We realize that straws are the tip of the iceberg with the [...]

By |2018-12-05T23:01:55+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Lessons in Leadership: Event Sustainability

MeetGreen is fortunate to work with progressive organizations who are event sustainability leaders in their industry. IMEX America, Oracle, Unitarian Universalist Association, Business for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council are a few examples. These organizations and their internal sustainability champions are sincerely and deeply interested in driving their events – and by extension, [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:27:57+00:00October 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Are You Planning for Potential Emergency Scenarios?

As a meeting organizer, you are asked to coordinate a mountain of logistics with the expectation of producing an event that is pleasing and meaningful to attendees, sponsors, board members and other stakeholders. To deliver such an event requires considerable attention to detail and a high level of coordination and communication between your team members [...]

By |2018-09-26T20:22:03+00:00September 26th, 2018|Blog, Conference Management, Emergency Response|0 Comments

Will We See You This Fall?

It's fall and that means we are out and about helping our clients with their events! Will we see you this fall? Here's a list of where you will find us! Crave the Coast Festival Crave the Coast is a celebration of the Oregon coast region’s natural bounty and the talented folks who use these [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:27:50+00:00September 26th, 2018|Blog, Conference Management, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

Greening Your Event’s Supply Chain

The key to success in producing a more sustainable event is to enroll significant vendors. According to the Center for Sustainability Excellence, "Supply chain management is vital. 20% of the suppliers will determine 80% of a company’s environmental impact." This is true of events as well. Sustainability is a collaborative effort and you can’t do [...]

By |2018-08-16T16:41:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Paul Salinger – MeetGreen Hero

Long before sustainable events were trendy, when event marketing was not yet a buzzword, Paul Salinger was passionate about the impact of events. Not only in his position with Oracle, but his personal commitment and lifestyle reflect a thoughtful consideration of our planet’s resources. He is the real thing. Leading by example, Paul has openly [...]

By |2018-12-21T21:49:03+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog, MeetGreen Hero, Sustainability, Technology|0 Comments

This Sustainable Event is No Easy Feat for 24K Feet

IMEX America continues to raise the bar for event sustainability. Through its integrated planning model and long-term approach, IMEX America embeds green practices across all core functional areas, vendors and business partners from contracting & procurement through post-event reporting. This is no easy feat for a 12K+ attendee hosted-buyer tradeshow held annually at the Sands [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:16:31+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|0 Comments