A bit about eco labels

 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 Index site)  Many people comment that with so many labels, it’s hard to know what is ‘good’.  Yet, certifications can provide real value to meetings […]

Sustainable events: Examples & Strategy

When it comes to sustainable events, most professional meetings planners understand the ’why’ but not the ’how’. An intrepid few invest time and effort to piece together different tactics in support of a more responsible event, but rarely does the approach have any strategic plan. Rarer still are the events which produce a thoughtful report […]

BS8901: not what you think

Unless, that is, you already knew that it’s a package of time honored, business management processes which can apply to almost any business.   There are many things the  standard is not: it’s not a checklist to create a ‘green meeting’ it’s not a stamp of approval for your event not just about environmental stewardship (‘green’) […]

Looking for Sustainable Meeting Standards

Further to an early presentation given at Green Meetings Germany, the attached document provides a short and sweet summary about  developing Sustainable Meetings standards. Driven by industry professionals seeking clear, uniform definitions of a sustainable event or green meeting, two separate and unique voluntary processes are available to meeting planners, organizers and industry suppliers: BS8901 […]

The Business case for Sustainability in tough times

Following on my Michaels post earlier, I wanted to attached a presentation that we created to really define the business case for sustainability in the meetings industry. The presentation details the opportunities and costs benefits using a whole list of research data collected by us and many of the global top publications and consulting organisations. […]

Green Hospitality and Real Estate Whitepaper

Ernst and Young have just released a fairly good report called Hospitality going green. It reports on how the ‘green’ movement has affected the hospitality industry, and what the lodging sector has done to incorporate sustainable elements into their business models Its well written and gives a good introduction for someone who wants a wide […]

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