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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+00:00 September 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog, Measurement, Technology|0 Comments

Challenge & Opportunity: Producing Sustainable Events Around the World

Producing sustainable events around the world can be a challenge, thankfully, the Oracle team always looks at challenges as opportunities. Oracle OpenWorld Latin America was no exception. Held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in June of 2016, the event had 6,000 attendees onsite and streamed the keynotes to 1M+. Armed with the objectives to… Waste Not [...]

BSR Conference 2016: A Day In the Life of a Sustainable Event Manager

The annual BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential events devoted to sustainability. Now entering its 25th year, the BSR Conference brings together a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and entrepreneurs from the public sector and civil society to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions. [...]

By | 2017-12-20T22:49:11+00:00 February 15th, 2017|A Day In The Life With MeetGreen, Blog, Green Meetings|0 Comments

Contributing to a Better Future

"We do this work because we want future generations to be able to experience all of the beauty and abundance of our planet. For the past thirteen years, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly has been living their faith by putting their Seven Principles into practice. They have engaged a dozen cities in the process [...]

By | 2018-01-22T23:03:00+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|2 Comments

Top 10 Tips For Your Holiday Events

'Tis the season for holiday events! How do you plan a holiday event with sustainable goals in mind? Don’t worry, we have you covered! The MeetGreen team has put together 10 tips for your holiday events this season that will guide you greener events no matter what the occasion may be. Provide china and linen [...]

By | 2017-12-21T00:57:06+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Blog, Healthy Events, Sustainability, Tips|0 Comments