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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 [...]

Working from Home and Sustainability

Working from home and sustainability has brought to mind questions of what can we do to improve our impacts when it comes to sustainability at home. Many of us are working from home for the first time or more often due to the COVID-19 crisis. In April 2020, sixty-two percent of Americans reported they have [...]

By |2020-08-13T16:35:15+00:00August 10th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Tips|0 Comments

Venues & Vendors: A Way Forward Through Sustainability

Where We Are Your venue, hotel, or destination has undoubtedly been affected by COVID-19. There are few industries whose revenue models have been more directly impacted and dramatically altered by this pandemic than those serving travel, tourism, meetings and conventions. Teams at present are scattered and furloughed amid a sales pipeline struggling with uncertainty. While [...]

By |2020-06-15T23:40:26+00:00June 15th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Venues & Vendors|0 Comments

Safety AND Sustainability in 2020

MeetGreen has frequently been asked how sustainability will be impacted once physical events begin again. Good question! To provide a foundation for analysis, we turned to our reliable Green Event Checklist which has provided valued minimum sustainability guidelines for events large and small. The MeetGreen Sustainability experts compared the guidelines against projected or potential [...]

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 [...]

From Events to School Lunches: Sustainability at Home

"While we realize children are not in school right now, this information was gathered while kids were at school.  We share it here in hopes that when they do return to school there will be a more sustainable future for the lunch box."In the events world, we often talk about wholesale, sweeping changes that will [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:13:15+00:00April 16th, 2020|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

March MeetGreenChat – Rethinking Your Event for Zero Waste

The March 4th #MeetGreenChat focused on rethinking your event for zero waste. Zero waste events is a topic of discussion that is challenging to understand. Does a zero waste event mean 100% zero waste? How would you plan for an event and measure your efforts towards zero waste? These were just some of the questions [...]

Data Matters When Cutting Food Waste

The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED, invited key stakeholders to share and discuss strategies to achieve a common goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. ReFED is a data-driven, solutions-oriented multi-stakeholder network. So, when they set out to produce a sustainable event, collecting, measuring and reporting on specific data points was [...]

By |2022-02-25T01:26:51+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Food Waste, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

It’s Up To You: The Role Of Discretionary Travel In Carbon Reduction

Emerging interest in the impacts of airline travel and even "flight shaming" have seen a distinct increase across the events industry and at the corporate level recently. Reasons for this range from devastating wildfires, to dire warnings from the UN Climate Science Panel, to the emergence of passionate new voices joining the climate conversation. Given [...]

By |2020-03-04T23:13:44+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Sustainability, Travel|0 Comments

February MeetGreenChat – 2020 Sustainable Goals

Our first #MeetGreenChat for 2020 was held on the 5th of this month and our topic was looking ahead to the new year and thinking about sustainable goals. These goals were personal as well as about the companies and organizations people worked for. It was a great way to kick off the new year and [...]

By |2020-02-15T00:12:52+00:00February 15th, 2020|Blog, MeetGreenChat|1 Comment

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