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New Year’s Resolutions 2019 – Greening Events

There’s never been a better time to get started on greening your events. A new year is on the horizon, events are being reinvented to be more experiential, new events are starting up and hope is in the air. So, what’s stopping you? Like any good resolution, the hardest part is getting started, so [...]

By |2018-12-13T01:32:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Best Practices, Blog, Sustainability, Tips|0 Comments

Fishing for a CSR Project?

Service projects at events don’t need to be dull, cookie-cutter or expensive. They should be related to the participants or organizations skills, interests or favorite charities. They should also be engaging and mindful of making the world a better place. Here we take the opportunity to share a wonderful CSR project held in recently [...]

Sustainable Menu Planning

The choice of food and beverage can have a big impact on an event’s environmental footprint. Sustainable menu planning reflects the decisions that organizers make regarding the selection of food and beverage served at conferences and events. We thought that "Sustainable Menu Planning" would be a great topic for our last #MeetGreenChat of the year! [...]

By |2018-12-10T22:40:11+00:00December 10th, 2018|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

Straw Poll: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

In 2017, we at MeetGreen made the commitment to give up single-use plastic straws both personally and professionally with as many events as possible within our influence. Having long been advocates of avoiding single-use plastics at our events, we joined the straw movement. We realize that straws are the tip of the iceberg with the [...]

By |2018-12-05T23:01:55+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Lessons in Leadership: Event Sustainability

MeetGreen is fortunate to work with progressive organizations who are event sustainability leaders in their industry. IMEX America, Oracle, Unitarian Universalist Association, Business for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council are a few examples. These organizations and their internal sustainability champions are sincerely and deeply interested in driving their events – and by extension, [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:27:57+00:00October 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Will We See You This Fall?

It's fall and that means we are out and about helping our clients with their events! Will we see you this fall? Here's a list of where you will find us! Crave the Coast Festival Crave the Coast is a celebration of the Oregon coast region’s natural bounty and the talented folks who use these [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:27:50+00:00September 26th, 2018|Blog, Conference Management, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

Greening Your Event’s Supply Chain

The key to success in producing a more sustainable event is to enroll significant vendors. According to the Center for Sustainability Excellence, "Supply chain management is vital. 20% of the suppliers will determine 80% of a company’s environmental impact." This is true of events as well. Sustainability is a collaborative effort and you can’t do [...]

By |2018-08-16T16:41:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

Paul Salinger – MeetGreen Hero

Long before sustainable events were trendy, when event marketing was not yet a buzzword, Paul Salinger was passionate about the impact of events. Not only in his position with Oracle, but his personal commitment and lifestyle reflect a thoughtful consideration of our planet’s resources. He is the real thing. Leading by example, Paul has openly [...]

By |2018-09-11T19:43:15+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog, MeetGreen Hero, Sustainability, Technology|0 Comments

This Sustainable Event is No Easy Feat for 24K Feet

IMEX America continues to raise the bar for event sustainability. Through its integrated planning model and long-term approach, IMEX America embeds green practices across all core functional areas, vendors and business partners from contracting & procurement through post-event reporting. This is no easy feat for a 12K+ attendee hosted-buyer tradeshow held annually at the Sands [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:16:31+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|0 Comments

Standards, SDGs, Certifications…Oh My!

It is a scary world out there, filled with ever-moving targets to prove your organization is sustainable. It is becoming commonplace for key stakeholders such as clients, board members, vendors, investors and employees to ask about the company’s commitment to planet, people and profit—the triple bottom line. Organizations are working diligently to be perceived as [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:58:47+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments