Zero Waste

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 |2024-01-16T01:06:31+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Food Waste, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

February MeetGreenChat – Zero Waste

Zero waste is a very popular topic in events, in business, and even at home. There are many innovative ideas out in the world about zero waste and how to achieve that goal. In events it can be tricky to claim a zero waste victory, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. This month's #MeetGreenChat [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:20:55+00:00February 8th, 2019|Blog, MeetGreenChat, Sustainability, Uncategorized|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

Waste is a Noun and a Verb

The event industry has a bad reputation for waste.  Several sources rank it in the top five most wasteful industries. From extravagant buffets that never run out to show floors littered with abandoned booths, useless give aways, and leftover printed materials at the end of the event, the waste is evident. We usually define waste [...]

Striving for a Zero Waste Event

The 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly was held June 24-28th at the Oregon Convention Center with an impressive 4,502 participants, 6,634 hotel room nights, 98 exhibitor booths and 186 educational sessions.  It was also several of the hottest days in Portland, Oregon, with the daily temperature rising above 100 degrees F. One of the [...]

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