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Lessons in Leadership – SPLC & SDGs

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. The Annual Summit brings together over 400 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share and promote sustainable purchasing [...]

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

Challenge & Opportunity: Producing Sustainable Events Around the World

Producing sustainable events around the world can be a challenge, thankfully, the Oracle team always looks at challenges as opportunities. Oracle OpenWorld Latin America was no exception. Held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in June of 2016, the event had 6,000 attendees onsite and streamed the keynotes to 1M+. Armed with the objectives to… Waste Not [...]

Contributing to a Better Future

"We do this work because we want future generations to be able to experience all of the beauty and abundance of our planet. For the past thirteen years, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly has been living their faith by putting their Seven Principles into practice. They have engaged a dozen cities in the process [...]

By |2018-01-22T23:03:00+00:00December 14th, 2016|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|2 Comments

Striving for a Zero Waste Event

The 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly was held June 24-28th at the Oregon Convention Center with an impressive 4,502 participants, 6,634 hotel room nights, 98 exhibitor booths and 186 educational sessions.  It was also several of the hottest days in Portland, Oregon, with the daily temperature rising above 100 degrees F. One of the [...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!

Is your conference or event becoming more sustainable?  Have you implemented green meeting initiatives?  Are you being more environmentally responsible while in the event destination? Have you told anyone about it? Often, organizations are making positive changes and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet but are not telling participants what is happening on their [...]

Leading by Example

When Business for Social Responsibility convenes a meeting with its network of over 250 member companies, you know it will be a role model for green events. The BSR Conference 2014 was no exception. Regularly ranked by independent analysts as one of the top corporate responsibility events globally, the BSR Conference featured expert speakers, a [...]

Peer Pressure

What if you had 10,697 participants from over 150 countries attend your event? plus over 2,900 exhibitors from 50 countries? All from your peers in the hospitality industry watching? Especially with the inspiring goal "to be a leader in event sustainability and focus on reducing their  environmental impact?" Then you might be the brave team [...]

One (Earth) Day at a Time

Today is Earth Day and with it comes the annual call to action and an opportunity to make a difference.  You may be volunteering with park cleaning, recycling, educating youth or other special activities to recognize the day.  Or it may be a day to stop and reflect on what has been accomplished during the last [...]

Oracle OpenWorld: They Have a Vision

If your sustainability vision for 2018 is to be “the most sustainable conference in the world” and your goals include producing zero waste to landfill, your green team must be doing impeccable work. If you are trying to accomplish this for a conference that convenes 50,327 participants from 145 countries with 11,946 hotel room nights, [...]

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