Green Meetings

February 2019

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.

October 2018

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.

October 2018

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.

April 2018

What’s your plan for Earth Day? This Sunday, April 22, 2018, billions of people around the world will turn their attention toward the environment. There’s no better time for meeting planners to make or renew a commitment to sustainability at events.

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