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The Role Companies Play in Sustainability

Change from Top-Down to Bottom-Up. We need both, don’t let corporate shame of personal responsibility distract from their impacts. So far, in my Environmental Realist Blog Series, I’ve focused on how we as individuals impact our environment. From driving and flying, to what we eat, to how disposably we live. If you’ve kept up, however, [...]

What Does Event Health and Safety Look Like in 2021?

Event health and safety are important to us here at MeetGreen. We pride ourselves on taking every precaution to keep event participants safe and healthy. From the beginning, we planned for health and safety. In 1994, we developed an Emergency Response Plan to keep everyone protected with our first event for 2,500 people. The plan [...]

March MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings is the topic for the #MeetGreenChat on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021’s! Join us on Twitter at 11:00 AM PT. What are the key components of hybrid meetings? A1 I'd say the key component is distributed participants. Perhaps there is a central site, multiple local clusters, but there is a combination of gathering methods [...]

August MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk About the People Part of Sustainability

There's more to sustainability than just the environmental aspects. Another part of sustainability to consider is the "people" part. In our #MeetGreenChat we discussed just that! The topic was specifically "Let's Talk About the People Part of Sustainability". Our discussions led us to all kinds of things to consider when planning a event that focus [...]

By |2020-08-25T22:18:03+00:00August 25th, 2020|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

Composting: Food for Thought for Future Events

As the events industry casts an eager eye towards the reopening of venues and the return of physical or hybrid events we are facing some real challenges. One of the most compelling questions facing planners and their destination counterparts is how to do this safely and sustainably. We can take on this opportunity to [...]

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 [...]

Pivoting from a Face-to-Face Event to a Virtual Event

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected many industries and the meetings industry is not alone in this. In the early weeks of the pandemic the MeetGreen team had the opportunity to pivot a face-to-face meeting to a virtual meeting. The team had 10 days to make this happen. This year’s Fair Trade Campaigns Conference was [...]

By |2020-06-04T23:56:38+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Best Practices, Blog, Technology, Virtual Events|1 Comment

April MeetGreenChat – Reimagine Your Event

The discussion in this month's #MeetGreenChat was designed to help one another and learn ways to reimagine events going through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Our topic of discussion was around if your event was Cancelled, Postponed, or is Going Virtual. How Would You Reimagine Your Event Going Forward? Q1 Let’s take a moment and [...]

By |2020-04-02T22:19:21+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

October MeetGreenChat – Managing Events in Uncertain Times: Weather

Managing events is a challenge in and of itself. Then you throw in the unexpected and it's a whole new ball game. This month's MeetGreenChat discussed "Managing Events in Uncertain Time - Weather". The weather is unpredictable and as a planner there are some things you can do to prepare for a crisis or emergency [...]

By |2019-10-04T21:48:15+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog, Emergency Response, MeetGreenChat|0 Comments

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