This week I was presenting at an ICCA conference on sustainability in the meetings industry. In the presentation I approach the following key questions: •Is Sustainability a trend or short

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Meeting planners, do you know what happens to the waste from your event? Many communities  incinerate waste in an  effort to reduce costs (financial, aesthetic, perhaps environmental?) associated with landfills.

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A new Yale study examines the environmental performance of 163 nations with some revealing results.  The Environmental Performance Index 2010 Top 5 positions are not a surprise but Costa Rica

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‘We have met the enemy and he is us‘   Pogo Hotels, conference centers, caterers and wholesale vendors across the globe routinely offer non-sustainable fish choices in response to real or

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Oddly, as technological innovations have advanced, and use of handheld communication devices expanded, so has the production of paper and consumption of trees.  In 1961, world production of paper and

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The Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) has been the most effective force for change in the meetings industry movement to find and integrate more responsible practices.  A wellspring of ideas,

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At our recent MCI International Business meeting in Vienna, I had the honour of giving a plenary presentation to over 600 of our talent. In the video you can see

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At the recent MCI International Business meeting (IBM) in Vienna, over 600 MCI staff participated for three days in plenary sessions, workshops, training classes and of-course a few drinks. For

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For the meetings and events industry, it’s the elephant in the room and, for all it’s size and imminent danger, it’s not moving anytime soon. Airline emissions represent a minimum

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Two international retailers, H&M and Wal-Mart, just got a pie in the face of their (stated?) strong Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Today’s news from the New York Times revealed that

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