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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 [...]

Sustainability Tips: Winning AND Learning

They say, "Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn."  Participants in our session at the CMP Conclave this week did both.  Using an outcome driven meeting design, Mariela McIlwraith and I crowdsourced sustainable event tips from Certified Meeting Professionals who strive to produce green meetings and were anxious to learn more. In this collaborative workshop, everyone [...]

By |2017-12-06T03:37:26+00:00September 30th, 2015|Best Practices, Blog, Hospitality Industry, Tips|0 Comments

Don’t Make Him Use the Sharpie!

This self-proclaimed rant from a fellow professional is too choice to pass up. He was asking me to join him in starting an industry-wide plea to trade show service providers to replace their “archaic ordering and payment processes with secure, web-based systems.” With permission, I share it with you… Today, I’m ordering services for a [...]

By |2017-12-06T03:43:13+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Blog, Change, Hospitality Industry|2 Comments

No Cookie Left Behind

As the general session started and participants had already moved from the continental breakfast to find their seats, a man rushed up to me and he was furious. “There is one flavor of yogurt left, the selection of pastries is dismal,” he yelled, “and the only fruit left is apples!” I agreed and explained while [...]

By |2018-02-12T22:03:13+00:00July 28th, 2015|Blog, Change, Future Trends, Hospitality Industry|0 Comments

Sustainable Meetings Talk Trash

If you are looking for the key industry leaders in sustainable events, look no further. They will be gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Green Meeting Industry Council’s Sustainable Meetings Conference. Scheduled from June 17 -19, 2015, this event is known for attracting professionals who incorporate sustainable initiatives daily into their meetings and events. Planners, [...]

By |2019-09-27T22:09:32+00:00May 12th, 2015|Blog, Hospitality Industry, Industry Meetings|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 [...]

Two (More) Words

In article entitled, "Two Words," recently published in Smart Meetings, Jim Spellos taught us everything we need to know about the tech landscape as it relates to events, in just two words.  I highly recommend reading and adopting his wise words.  He included the words, Sustainable Events, understanding sustainability and technology are inseparably linked in [...]

Business Lessons from Twenty Years in the Event Industry

They say if you start a business and it is still in business five years later, you are a success.  I would add, if you start a business and twenty years later you are still engaged, excited and passionate about what the company brings to the world, you are triumphant. As we celebrate MeetGreen’s 20th [...]

Is Our Meeting Sustainable?

If you are attending the Living Future unConference 2014, relax we've got you covered. Even before you made plans to attend, The Living Future Institute conference organizers and MeetGreen team were on the job, planning an environmentally-responsible event.  The first step was choosing a Green Seal and Green Key Certified hotel, the Hilton Portland & [...]

The Case for Case Studies

After every event, meeting managers produce reports for registration, food & beverage, room nights and  budgets.  We tie up all the loose ends in a neat little package.  What planners usually fail to do is tell the story of the conference in an easy-to-digest document for all of the event stakeholders. Our conference management team [...]