Sustainable Events

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Standards, SDGs, Certifications…Oh My!

It is a scary world out there, filled with ever-moving targets to prove your organization is sustainable. It is becoming commonplace for key stakeholders such as clients, board members, vendors, investors and employees to ask about the company’s commitment to planet, people and profit—the triple bottom line. Organizations are working diligently to be perceived as [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:58:47+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, 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 [...]

Where Will You Find Us In Fall of 2017?

The MeetGreen team is very busy this fall, you may be wondering where you can find us. You are in luck, we have created a list of all the fantastic events you will find us managing and greening for our client's conferences. ROSCon September 21-22, Vancouver BC Oracle OpenWorld October 1-5, San Francisco, CA IMEX [...]

By |2018-07-06T16:40:40+00:00September 11th, 2017|Blog, Sustainability|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

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 [...]