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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 [...]

BSR Conference 2016: A Day In the Life of a Sustainable Event Manager

The annual BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential events devoted to sustainability. Now entering its 25th year, the BSR Conference brings together a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and entrepreneurs from the public sector and civil society to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions. [...]

12 Days of Sustainability With MeetGreen

As the holiday season ends, we thought it would be fun AND helpful to do a countdown with the 12 Days of Sustainability. Starting on December 25th we posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts a useful sustainable event tip you could use during the holidays and year round! In case you missed them, here [...]

By |2017-12-20T23:52:39+00:00January 13th, 2017|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

IMEX America Rises to the Challenge

IMEX America is known for being high energy, vibrant and full of life.  It is also known for balancing those with mindfulness, wellness and healthy practices.  IMEX America is also known for sustainable practices and reducing their environmental footprint even when they are welcoming 10,732 participants using 14,310 room nights visiting 3,100 exhibitors. The first [...]

Watch Out for This Guy

Aaron Elliott, MeetGreen Sustainability Project Manager, was recently named one of the "20 Millennials to Watch" in the February issue of Meetings & Convention Magazine The article says they are bringing "fresh energy, viewpoints and talents to the meeting industry."  Exactly!  Aaron also brings integrity, compassion and intellectual curiosity to our organization and to our [...]

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 [...]

TerraPass & MeetGreen Join Forces for Carbon Calculator Integration

MeetGreen, a leader in sustainable events and TerraPass, innovators in environmental impact reduction for both individuals and business, have teamed up to integrate the TerraPass Carbon Calculator into the MeetGreen website.  Featured in the Resources section of the MeetGreen website, the free TerraPass calculator allows users to determine their carbon footprint and purchase corresponding offsets. [...]

By |2017-12-06T04:02:18+00:00March 25th, 2015|Blog, Green Meetings, Measurement, Sustainability|0 Comments

Not Enough Hours in the Day

#CSRShareDay was held on January 22 and in one 24 hour period, 3725 tweets with 437 contributors had an estimated reach of 802,826, all with the intention of increasing corporate social responsibility. The invention of Andrew Walker, the full day of sharing sustainable event ideas, tips and resources went around the world with moderators from [...]

Pretentious No More

When I started my blog in 2008, social media was fairly new to the events industry. Meeting professionals were jumping into the “green pool” and we were all paddling for our lives. I suddenly found myself in the deep end and had all sorts of advice, stories, and musings about the actual everyday process of [...]

By |2017-12-06T04:09:40+00:00January 26th, 2015|Blog, Green Meetings, Resources, Sustainability|0 Comments

Looking for a Role Model?

Then look no further. The UUA General Assembly has just published it's 2014 Event Sustainability Report and it is another successful year for the planning team of Jan Sneegas, Don Plante, Steve Ransom and Stacey Dixon. Highlights from this year's event include: Converting the Convention Center to 100% compostable serviceware for all concesions and catering [...]