Food & Beverage

The Power of the Pig: A Sustainable Approach to Food Recovery

Food Recovery Food recovery is challenging whether you are a conscientious planner, member of a venue team, or a sustainability professional. Ultimately, if we don't implement the recovery process, food waste will continue to pose a significant and ongoing challenge for our conferences and events. Let's talk about the "Power of the Pig!" Food [...]

A Story About Sustainable Production vs. Sustainable Reduction

What do you see in the picture above?Hint: It's not often seen by event attendees…Answer: This is a pile of hundreds of waste bags waiting for sorting at a waste sorting station after a meal serving food on compostable, disposable service ware. It's also a picture of an event doing "the right thing."Here's What They [...]

It Starts with a Question: Food and Beverage

Incorporating sustainability into events may seem daunting. The myriad of options available to make your events more sustainable can leave your head swimming. There is no clear path to immediate success, but keep going. It makes it easier by asking just one question, then another, and then another. Taking a Look at Food and Beverage [...]

Making the Connection Between Food and Carbon

Did you know the food served at events significantly impacts carbon emissions? In fact, transport, housing, and food have the three largest carbon footprints. What determines the carbon footprint of food? Food’s carbon footprint is the greenhouse gas emissions produced by: Growing Rearing Farming Processing Transporting Storing Cooking Disposing High Versus Low Carbon Footprint [...]

Cool Things Our Clients Do: Food Edition

Our corporate clients are on the cutting edge of sustainable events. They know how we meet matters, and their leadership drives the demand for sustainable initiatives. These organizations are changing the sustainable event scene forever through: Sound planning Vendor engagement Significant buying power In this post, we concentrate on three food-related "cool things our clients [...]

Composting: Food for Thought for Future Events

As the events industry casts an eager eye towards the reopening of venues and the return of physical or hybrid events we are facing some real challenges. One of the most compelling questions facing planners and their destination counterparts is how to do this safely and sustainably. We can take on this opportunity to [...]

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 [...]

May MeetGreenChat – What Makes Your Menu Sustainable

There are many things to consider when planning an event, including planning your menu. This month's tweet chat we tackled "What Makes Your Menu Sustainable". This topic sparked great discussions about sustainable menus and we learned from one another that there are many things to consider to create a sustainable menu. Read on to find [...]

Top Chefs Show Off for Events

The Rubber Chicken menu is gone. Today’s generation of catering professionals and hotel executive chefs make menu preparation a true joy and inspiration. In honor of our amazing partners in the kitchen, their dedication to their craft and to giving us the greatest culinary experience possible by eloquently responding to our requests, we’ve created a [...]

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Making Wise Food Choices

It’s January and everyone is trying to make wise food choices for themselves and those they care about. Events are no exception. If you are responsible for selecting the food for your event guests, you know how complex it can be in today’s world. Allergies, dietary preferences, local experiences, budgets and current trends all impact [...]

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