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Are Things STILL What They Used to Be?

"Oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be No, no Where did all the blue sky go? Poison is the wind that blows From the north, east, south, and sea Oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be No, no Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas Fish full of mercury Oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things [...]

By |2012-09-18T23:05:00+00:00September 18th, 2012|Change|0 Comments

Yes, Paul, We Are All In!

Onstage at the GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference, Harith Wikrema challenged the audience to donate to the Foundation by saying he would match any donations made that day.  Not missing a beat, Mitchell Beer, Foundation Chair, popped up and said he would collect them.Immediately, people started getting out of their seats and handing cash to Mitchell.  [...]

By |2021-01-19T00:32:47+00:00May 1st, 2012|Change, Industry Meetings, Resources|0 Comments

Confessions of an Introvert

Hybrid meetings offer a variety of benefits and not all of them relate to economics or sustainability. Finally, introverts can join an event and still stay in their most productive zone by attending remotely. You see, research suggests, introverts feel their most alive when in quieter, low key environments. In fact, the open spaces and [...]

By |2022-02-25T01:21:12+00:00April 10th, 2012|Change, Future Trends, Hybrid Meetings, Technology|0 Comments

CSR Project Idea for World Water Day

Every day, woman and children throughout Africa must walk an average of 3.1 miles to find fresh water. They then carry home a five gallon bucket of their days water supply on their shoulders or head. Nearly 1 billion people don't have access to clean, safe drinking water--almost none of them reside in the US. [...]

It’s the Little Things…

If you are like me and can't compete with the amazing efforts of Oracle OpenWorld, don't be discouraged. Every thing you do along the way makes a difference. A couple of things brought this to mind this week:My local power company sent me a letter congratulating me for choosing renewable power and telling me for [...]

By |2018-01-22T22:46:54+00:00February 28th, 2012|Campfire Story, Change, Economic Savings|0 Comments

Ready to Tackle Food Waste?

Ready to save £ 724 million a year?A report, entitled "The Composition of Waste Disposed by the UK Hospitality Industry" estimates that over 3.4 million tonnes of waste is generated by hotels, pubs and restaurants every year. The report, published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme, says detailed research shows nearly 80% of this [...]

By |2011-12-14T16:36:00+00:00December 14th, 2011|Best Practices, Campfire Story, Change|0 Comments

Change Feels Good…Yes, It Does!

Join me as I enjoy the colorful beauty and bounty of this season and give thanks for the remarkable changes orchestrated in the world of sustainable meetings. You might even feel inspired to take note of changes this past year and share your gratitude--that is what I do here today.I am so very thankful for...The [...]

By |2018-01-22T23:09:40+00:00November 22nd, 2011|Change, Future Trends|0 Comments

Musings of a Virtual Attendee

There I was in my bunny slippers lounging on the couch this weekend just back from the BSR 2011 Conference. My schedule didn't allow me to attend EventCamp Vancouver in person and I didn't want to miss it, so virtual I was. Laptop on my lap (I get that term now) I was streaming the [...]

No Child Left Behind

During my presentation at the Meetings Focus Live Event earlier this week, I asked participants to share their organization's CSR projects so we could all learn from each other.A woman, representing a hotel chain in Mexico, stood up and described a variety of projects they are involved in which give back to their community including [...]

By |2011-10-27T03:31:00+00:00October 27th, 2011|Change, Corporate Social Responsibility|0 Comments

The Future Is Here. Are You Paying Attention?

Consider this. If everyone in the United States who could work from home (about 40 percent of the work force) did so half of the time, the annual results would be as follows:$200 billion productivity gains by American companies$190 billion savings from reduced real estate expenses, electricity bills, absenteeism, and employee turnover100 hours per person [...]

By |2011-10-14T00:31:00+00:00October 14th, 2011|Change|0 Comments

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