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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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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There are hundreds of definitions of sustainability, and many people agree and disagree on what should be included. At the GMIC we follow the «Natural Step» Principles that define 4

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A lot of people still ask me what is the business case for sustainability in the meetings industry. I normally smile and politely give them a few answers and then

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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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