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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

Skipping the Single-Use Plastics at Events

Spring and summer are synonymous with event season. Whether it be conferences, concerts, community events or festivals, chances are we are all heading to at least one in the next few months. In honor of Earth Month, now is a great time to reflect for a moment on impacts these events are having on the [...]

By |2018-04-12T21:34:52+00:00April 12th, 2018|Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

Ride the Rails to Sustainability

One of the key components of producing a sustainable event is transportation to the event itself. Too often this important factor is overlooked or, in the case of air travel, ignored like the elephant in the room. We will leave air travel for a subsequent blog and today focus on ground transportation. Savvy event hosts [...]

By |2018-03-01T17:03:33+00:00February 26th, 2018|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability, Technology|0 Comments

Making Wise Food Choices

It’s January and everyone is trying to make wise food choices for themselves and those they care about. Events are no exception. If you are responsible for selecting the food for your event guests, you know how complex it can be in today’s world. Allergies, dietary preferences, local experiences, budgets and current trends all impact [...]

MeetGreen Hero – Sam Hummel

When I sat down with Sam Hummel, CEO of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and told him we consider him to be a passionate user of event technology, he said, “I don’t want to be! I just want functional solutions that fit my needs!” He empathizes with how hard it is to be a technology company [...]

By |2017-12-06T05:08:41+00:00September 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

10 Hot Green Meeting Trends for a Cool Planet

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 [...]

IMEX Sustainable Practices Contribute to a Better World

When Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Groups says, "We do our part to leave the world a better place than we found it," she is sincere. "With 3,250 exhibitors representing 139 countries, 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries and 12,227 attendees, we are truly the pulse of the meetings industry. We are committed not only to [...]

By |2018-01-22T22:59:53+00:00May 12th, 2017|Blog, Green Meetings, Measurement, Sustainability|0 Comments

Why Bother with Sustainable Practices at Your Meetings?

Indeed. Why bother with sustainable practices at your meetings? Why bother recycling on the show floor? Why bother serving local food? Why bother choosing seafood from a sustainable fishery? Why bother asking venues if they use renewable energy? Why bother measuring your environmental footprint? Why bother reusing signage? Why bother choosing condiments in bulk? Why [...]

By |2017-12-19T02:59:01+00:00April 19th, 2017|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

Why would we develop a new version of our calculator? Because we know now what we didn’t know then... We now know the landscape of sustainable events is constantly shifting, improving, and growing. Our experience has taught us some green meeting practices are simply better at addressing negative impacts or creating benefit than others. For [...]

By |2017-12-20T19:48:49+00:00March 29th, 2017|Blog, Measurement, Technology|0 Comments