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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This recent article about food waste in the United States, and the energy it represents, offers reminder that this is an area worthy of focus for event professionals and their

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Many have observed that the BP oil spill is a reminder that corporate responsibility to community and the environment requires more than a clever re-brand. There’s something missing from the

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Integrated into the COP15 event sustainability report was an excellent study of local carbon emissions conducted by the Copenhagen office of Deloitte. COP15 Carbon Footprint Deloitte 2010.pdf With lessons learned

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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

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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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