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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Conference Temp Staffing: A New Resource To Get the Job Done

For the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2018 Summit, MeetGreen had the opportunity to contract temporary staffing with an organization serving people with disabilities through a variety of programs, including job placement. For the many hands needed to keep a conference engine running, conference planners typically look to temporary staffing agencies specializing in event staff. However, [...]

Lessons in Leadership – Visit Tillamook Coast

MeetGreen is fortunate to work with many who are sustainability leaders in their industry. These organizations and their sustainability champions are sincerely and deeply interested in driving their events – and by extension, inspiring others – toward sustainable practices. They are doing it right, harnessing the power of events to create change. Today, we focus [...]

What Does Your Event Say About You?

There is a lot of talk about brands taking stands in today’s marketing world where doing the right thing has become vital to an organization’s reputation and customer base. In the 2018 Edelman Earned Brand study, statistics show that 65% of consumers now buy on belief or buy from brands having similar morals, values, and [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:25:31+00:00January 25th, 2019|Blog, Conference Management, Sustainability|0 Comments

Fishing for a CSR Project?

Service projects at events don’t need to be dull, cookie-cutter or expensive. They should be related to the participants or organizations skills, interests or favorite charities. They should also be engaging and mindful of making the world a better place. Here we take the opportunity to share a wonderful CSR project held in recently [...]

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