«To have success in sustainability – you just have to make it sufficiently hard for yourself that it becomes easy». This was the advice from Kirsten Aggersborg, the director of

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At EIBTM I was interviewed by Paul Salinger, VP of Marketing at Oracle and President of the GMIC.  In this short video both Paul and I share some of our

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Yesterday I was privileged to be in Estoril, Portugal and to be organising a seminar program about sustainable events. The days previous to the event I was participating in a

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When well-meaning ‘green meeting’ planners ask hotels to commit to sustainable practices (e.g. purchasing locally produced food products; providing ‘bulk’ soap/shampoo dispensers in guest rooms, etc) they inadvertently put hotel

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Dispatch from the front line of the meetings industry: Potential Client: «We have a great idea and need your help with making it happen» Destination Management professional: «Great! Tell me

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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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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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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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Hot off the press! Danish Certification issued today their official report which confirms «The management system used to plan and deliver COP15 conforms to BS 8901:2009″.  For sustainable event enthusiasts,

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