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Safety AND Sustainability in 2020

MeetGreen has frequently been asked how sustainability will be impacted once physical events begin again. Good question! To provide a foundation for analysis, we turned to our reliable Green Event Checklist which has provided valued minimum sustainability guidelines for events large and small. The MeetGreen Sustainability experts compared the guidelines against projected or potential [...]

June MeetGreenChat – Sustainability as a Strategy for the Future

The #MeetGreenChat this month focused on "Sustainability as a Strategy for the Future (Sustainable & Safe)". We wanted to start thinking about in-person events and what they could look like keeping sustainability and safety in the forefront of planning future conferences. The discussions on this topic were interesting, useful, and everyone had ideas that are [...]

April MeetGreenChat – Reimagine Your Event

The discussion in this month's #MeetGreenChat was designed to help one another and learn ways to reimagine events going through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Our topic of discussion was around if your event was Cancelled, Postponed, or is Going Virtual. How Would You Reimagine Your Event Going Forward? Q1 Let’s take a moment and [...]

By |2020-04-02T22:19:21+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

March MeetGreenChat – Rethinking Your Event for Zero Waste

The March 4th #MeetGreenChat focused on rethinking your event for zero waste. Zero waste events is a topic of discussion that is challenging to understand. Does a zero waste event mean 100% zero waste? How would you plan for an event and measure your efforts towards zero waste? These were just some of the questions [...]

Data Matters When Cutting Food Waste

The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED, invited key stakeholders to share and discuss strategies to achieve a common goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. ReFED is a data-driven, solutions-oriented multi-stakeholder network. So, when they set out to produce a sustainable event, collecting, measuring and reporting on specific data points was [...]

By |2020-02-21T21:40:44+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Food Waste, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

Leading by Example During National Fair Trade Month

In 2019, over 370 Fair Trade supporters and advocates gathered in Chicago at Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference 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 [...]

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, [...]