We’re reporting live from the Sustainable Meetings Conference, the annual event of the Green Meetings Industry Council in Portland, Oregon where leaders from across the meetings and events industry are

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Michael and I often use the the Natural Step as a systematic approach to Sustainability. In this post my friend and GMIC board member Jan Peter Bergkvist wrote a nice article 

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I was asked to provide my predictions for the Meetings Industry in 2011 for a nice article for CEI Asia. The document has some really interesting perspectives and makes for

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Thank you! The Power of Action community service event  mentioned in our earlier post exceeded every possible goal we imagined.  The enthusiastic engagement and generosity of our team, partners and

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The many ‘2010, a year in review’ lists (random example here) prompt consideration of what meeting industry trends might indicate, if anything, for 2011.  2010 saw many high water marks

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In our offices, November means the fast approach of the much anticipated MCI International Business Meeting.  Part education summit, part celebration, the IBM has become the turntable to which the

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Working with various tourism authorities and cities around the world, we have come to see that there are some developing trends in positioning and marketing a sustainable meetings destination. This

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In preparing for this event, a number of parallels have surfaced between matrimonial vows and, well, a solid sustainable business plan (or plan for sustainable events). Maybe such parallels are

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We continue to see a demand for answers to fundamental questions related to ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ events.  What follows are responses to some of the questions which, while general, may

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A recently released meetings industry white paper shows that integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into events will grow in 2011.  This coincides with the recent release of  ISO 26000, a comprehensive

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