Looking for sustainability options at your next meeting? Cities like Salt Lake City, Detroit, Nashville and New Orleans make it easy to go green in 2019 with environmentally friendly venue renovations and innovative initiatives.
Moves by Disney, IHG and Marriott International as well as a bill in the California State Assembly could result in the elimination of small plastic bathroom amenity bottles in the name of sustainability. Shampoo, conditioner and soap—the only personal care products that would fall under the mini toiletries restriction—would be offered from bulk dispensers.
The Orlando World Center Marriott launched the HyCube in April 2018. A year later, the hydroponic vegetable production system continues to provide a “pick-to-plate” dining experience for meeting and event attendees.
The #CSRshareDay social media campaign by London-based Positive Impact Events is designed to inspire meeting professionals to make events more sustainable and CSR-minded with a 24-hour push hosted by sustainability experts around the world.
Providing sustainable food and beverage options at your meeting or event doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the quality of the experience. Leading meetings industry sustainability expert Nancy Zavada, president of MeetGreen, who has been preaching the gospel of sustainability at events for more than 20 years, offers up some best practices for planners.
The Deep South has never been thought of as a leader in the ecology and sustainability movement, but like many things about Georgia, its progress may surprise you. Especially when it comes to urban areas and meeting and tourism facilities that are answering a call to build a sustainable future.
In late January 2019, the Events Industry Council (EIC) released four new sustainability principles that incorporate all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and define what a fully sustainable event is for the first time. The initiative, aimed at encouraging and helping planners and organizations implement sustainable practices, entailed months of collaboration among leading industry voices.
Meeting planners in the Meetings Today Market Trends Survey respond as whether they offer sustainable, or green, meetings.
Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference and expo, asks attendees to take a sustainability pledge as part of registering for the event. Suggesting concrete action items encourages attendees to make a personal investment in the show’s sustainability goals.
The Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu is launching the Hoʻomaluō Program, a comprehensive environmental sustainability initiative with the goal of enhancing the overall meetings experience. The Hoʻomaluō Program is kicking off in conjunction with the 2018 American Dental Association (ADA) – America’s Dental Meeting, held October 18-22, 2018.