Community Building Milestones Over A Decade of Sustainability

Community building is a multidimensional process, which aims at maintaining and improving the well-being of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. In our industry, bringing people together under one roof

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Part I: The Rising C’s of Our Urban Future

Cities have been the engines of knowledge, productivity and growth throughout history, and will be essential to the future competitiveness of nations and regions. As Smart City implementations become more

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How Can Benchmarking Make Destinations More Sustainable?

In response to an increasing focus on responsible and sustainable practices in the events industry, leading MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) destinations are working to make their locations more

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From 0 to 100: Its time to Re-Energize

Across the globe — in regions, cities, communities, businesses, and individual lives — people are proving that 100% renewable energy is not a fantasy, but a reality today. But what

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To Bee, Or Not To Be

You may not think it, but the future of the human race depends almost as much on bees for their pollination as it does on our forests for its oxygen.

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“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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As 2011 becomes 2012, lists and reviews abound (including this frightful recounting).  In this spirit, and to bring a focus to meetings industry issues, we consider the influence sustainability will

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 So many labels, so much confusion It’s a jungle out there.  There are over 400 labels known worldwide. (For a review of each of these labels, see the Eco Label

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Organisations=Organisms Within any organisation, individual department-based process are interrelated and interdependent. Random example: The person working reception at a hotel, if they are to be productive and enthusiastic, relies on

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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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