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November MeetGreenChat – Carbon Conscious Eating

Many of the topics in the world of being more sustainable has been carbon and your carbon footprint. In this month's #MeetGreenChat we discussed "Carbon Conscious Eating". It's always a good time to talk about food and connecting our food choices with our carbon footprint is something we can all participate in. Find out more [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:19:35+00:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability|0 Comments

October MeetGreenChat – The R’s of Sustainability

Have you heard of the "R's of Sustainability"? The most common are "REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE". On this month's #MeetGreenChat we delved into each of those and more! The discussions around the R's were very interesting and informative. Lot's to think about when you are trying to do your best with sustainability at home, [...]

By |2020-10-08T20:35:01+00:00October 8th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cost Savings of Going Green

It’s budget season again, when everyone is looking to the coming year and hoping for a crystal ball to tell them what the future holds.  While we can’t answer that, what we can say for sure is going green with your events can save money. When you consider the typical conference attendee produces more than [...]

By |2019-11-20T20:10:52+00:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments

Leading by Example During National Fair Trade Month

In 2019, over 370 Fair Trade supporters and advocates gathered in Chicago at Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference to make new connections and take a deep dive on issues at the core of the fair trade movement. Over the course of three days, attendees heard from 70 speakers sharing their insights and expertise on [...]

Lessons in Leadership – SPLC & SDGs

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. The Annual Summit brings together over 400 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share and promote sustainable purchasing [...]

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