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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

Managing Events in Uncertain Times

When we looked ahead to planning topics for 2019 to discuss with our community, little did we know how spot on we were. At the top of the list was, "Organizing events in uncertain times." Uncertain times are upon us and our events are heavily impacted. We are drawing on our resources to provide solutions [...]

By |2019-09-18T22:16:50+00:00September 18th, 2019|Blog, Conference Management, Emergency Response|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

Straight Talk About SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals have been ushered into the events industry by influential corporations. They are taking the lead as these goals integrate directly with their organizations’ overall sustainability initiatives. The SDGs offer an opportunity to drive policy and report in an aggregate manner. Event organizers have a critical role in achieving these goals [...]

By |2019-09-16T23:21:23+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Blog, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

We Actually Do Meet Green

It’s not all “Kum Ba Yah around the Campfire” when the MeetGreen team holds its annual staff retreat. We re-energize, talk about our work together, and plan for the future. We strive to step as lightly on the Earth as possible while convening at a small coastal village for four days. Here are some of [...]

By |2019-09-16T23:24:26+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Blog, My Event Footprint|0 Comments

Finding Your Tribe

MeetGreen’s vision is to create a sustainable future through the power of human connection. Through this connection, we start a ripple effect further growing our influence. A few recent experiences have illuminated the impact this approach can have. Della: A few weeks ago, I talked with a doctor looking to encourage the association she is [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:40:57+00:00June 17th, 2019|Blog, Resources, Sustainability|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 [...]