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Venues & Vendors: A Way Forward Through Sustainability

Where We Are Your venue, hotel, or destination has undoubtedly been affected by COVID-19. There are few industries whose revenue models have been more directly impacted and dramatically altered by this pandemic than those serving travel, tourism, meetings and conventions. Teams at present are scattered and furloughed amid a sales pipeline struggling with uncertainty. While [...]

By |2020-06-15T23:40:26+00:00June 15th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Venues & Vendors|0 Comments

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 [...]

From Events to School Lunches: Sustainability at Home

"While we realize children are not in school right now, this information was gathered while kids were at school.  We share it here in hopes that when they do return to school there will be a more sustainable future for the lunch box."In the events world, we often talk about wholesale, sweeping changes that will [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:13:15+00:00April 16th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability|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

It’s Up To You: The Role Of Discretionary Travel In Carbon Reduction

Emerging interest in the impacts of airline travel and even "flight shaming" have seen a distinct increase across the events industry and at the corporate level recently. Reasons for this range from devastating wildfires, to dire warnings from the UN Climate Science Panel, to the emergence of passionate new voices joining the climate conversation. Given [...]

By |2020-03-04T23:13:44+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Travel|0 Comments

Sustainability Round Up – Highlights of 2019

As we start a new year we wanted to take the time to reflect and highlight what happened in 2019. We send a bi-weekly newsletter that highlights what's going on in the world when it comes to sustainability. The latest publication of the Sustainability Round Up highlights the 2019 happenings including technology, architecture, plant-based foods, [...]

By |2020-01-10T21:18:01+00:00January 10th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Technology|1 Comment

Cost Savings of Going Green

It’s budget season again, when everyone is looking to the coming year and hoping for a crystal ball to tell them what the future holds.  While we can’t answer that, what we can say for sure is going green with your events can save money. When you consider the typical conference attendee produces more than [...]

By |2019-11-20T20:10:52+00:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments