Design the Right CSR Project for Your Event

Design the Right CSR Project for Your Event

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Less than a decade ago, corporate social responsibility activities were unheard of during conferences and events. Today, a majority of event organizers are including them in their program. The most popular form of social responsibility for meetings is a community or legacy project. Community projects fall into the “Feel Good, Look Good” category of CSR, […]

Green Meeting Trends

10 Hot Green Meeting Trends for a Cool Planet

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Can sustainability really be cool? You bet! There are cool trends in sustainable events emerging daily as our industry sees a shift to experiential gatherings. The request by attendees to be actively participating in events as a learning tool makes this a perfect opportunity to participate in green meeting initiatives as well. The heightened awareness […]

Hero Michelle Guelbart

MeetGreen Hero – Michelle Guelbart

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Michelle Guelbart, MSW Director of Private Sector Engagement for ECPAT-USA Michelle leads program development and strategy for ECPAT-USA’s private sector work. As Director of Private Sector Engagement she advises companies on corporate social responsibility efforts to protect children from trafficking. Michelle provides support and recommendations to ECPAT-USA partners including Carlson Companies, Delta Air Lines, Wyndham […]

IMEX America Rises to the Challenge

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IMEX America is known for being high energy, vibrant and full of life.  It is also known for balancing those with mindfulness, wellness and healthy practices.  IMEX America is also known for sustainable practices and reducing their environmental footprint even when they are welcoming 10,732 participants using 14,310 room nights visiting 3,100 exhibitors. The first […]

Healthy Events Start at Home

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All this talk about healthy events here at MeetGreen resulted in the Spring Forward Challenge spearheaded by Shereen Vesalpour, Registration and Events Specialist. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, in fact it my help on our mission to get moving this spring. During the month of April, everyone tracked their walking and running miles […]

Helping Hands for Helping Hands

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You want to help the local community, but you don’t know how to get started. Your to-do list is getting longer and longer without the additional research necessary to find an organization who is ready, willing and able to take advantage of your volunteers.  Volunteers who are only available at a specific time and date. […]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!

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Is your conference or event becoming more sustainable?  Have you implemented green meeting initiatives?  Are you being more environmentally responsible while in the event destination? Have you told anyone about it? Often, organizations are making positive changes and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet but are not telling participants what is happening on their […]

Sustainability Tips: Winning AND Learning

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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 […]

Pamela Schwartz, BSR, Sustainable Event Champion & Hero

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If you think your sustainable event practices are under a microscope, consider the responsibility Pamela Schwartz shoulders as she designs and executes the annual BSR Conference, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate responsibility events hosted by Business for Social Responsibility, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability.  As the […]