The Events Industry Council (EIC) along with global industry partners launched the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events. This virtual space will offer resources and knowledge for those in the meetings and events industry looking to implement or increase sustainable practices. It also provides resources for planners to connect with others that are already doing so.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has joined other major hotel chains, such as Marriott and Disney, in eliminating miniature bathroom amenities. The company will switch to bulk-size amenities in nearly all of its 843,000 guest rooms worldwide by 2021.
Employ these 10 sustainability tips from MeetGreen to start your journey toward greener meetings and events. From reducing food waste to eliminating paper, adopting these inexpensive strategies will provide cost savings, water savings, energy efficiency and address larger social issues.
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.
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.