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February MeetGreenChat – Zero Waste

Zero waste is a very popular topic in events, in business, and even at home. There are many innovative ideas out in the world about zero waste and how to achieve that goal. In events it can be tricky to claim a zero waste victory, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. This month's #MeetGreenChat [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:48:06+00:00February 8th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does Your Event Say About You?

There is a lot of talk about brands taking stands in today’s marketing world where doing the right thing has become vital to an organization’s reputation and customer base. In the 2018 Edelman Earned Brand study, statistics show that 65% of consumers now buy on belief or buy from brands having similar morals, values, and [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:25:31+00:00January 25th, 2019|Blog, Conference Management, Sustainability|0 Comments

2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Greening Events

To kick off 2019 right we discussed New Year's resolutions for greening events at this month's #MeetGreenChat! Lot's of great ideas came from the discussions during the tweet chat. Here's are some highlights: What are some elements that make an event green? So many elements to making an event green, some easy wins were around [...]

By |2019-01-11T22:41:41+00:00January 11th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

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