Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2018

2018-10-24T23:49:10+00:00

We are pleased to share the sustainability results of another successful General Assembly. In addition to truly top tier results, such as the diversion of 92% of our total event waste from the landfill, one of the key areas that made our efforts even more impactful this year was the many “sustainability firsts” GA’18 helped [...]

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Division 2018

2018-10-24T23:49:42+00:00

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2018 produced less total waste than in any previous year. Although the percentage of waste diverted from landfill (diversion rate) was the lowest in 2018, the event produced less total waste than in any previous year. Total waste produced in 2018 decreased by 64% from 2016, and 83% from 2010. Read [...]

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference

2018-08-17T00:11:05+00:00

At their first National Conference in more than 5 years, Fair Trade Campaigns focused their sustainability efforts by including Fair Trade products, reducing disposable service ware, and linking activities to four UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption & Production and Good Health & Well Being. Read Case Study

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2017

2018-06-13T23:50:04+00:00

Every year GA enables opportunities for UUs to be of service to communities that host the event. This year several meaningful opportunities were organized in New Orleans. GA attendees were invited to participate in hands-on service projects at or within a short distance of the convention center that benefitted over 1,000 persons. These included: The [...]

ROSCon 2017

2018-04-20T18:01:02+00:00

Choosing the Vancouver Convention Center impacted the sustainable efforts of this event in a very positive way. This facility is equipped with front and back of house recycling, the conference signage was recycled by the convention center, and all MeetGreen minimum guidelines were met by the facility. Read Case Study

IMEX America 2017

2018-02-21T22:03:57+00:00

Sustainability is a core component of IMEX America and is addressed and refined throughout the year across the entire range of vendors and stakeholders, including onsite as well as pre/post event. There are several wins to note regarding the IMEX America 2017 waste stream. Overall volume of waste decreased significantly from 2016 due to efforts [...]

BSR 2017 Conference

2018-02-14T21:09:52+00:00

At BSR's annual meeting one of the initiatives was to eliminate single use plastic. By serving beverages in bulk they eliminated 4,097 single use containers. Carbon offsets were purchased for 100% of conference travel and energy use. Read Case Study

World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting 2017

2018-02-14T21:10:25+00:00

As an organization with a mission driven interest in global sustainable initiatives, the World Cocoa Foundation did a great job reducing its event's environmental footprint by the implementation of progressive approaches like food and beverage strategies to eliminate waste and get leftover food to people who need it, the 100% elimination of its printed program [...]