Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • Sustainable storytelling skills

    Once upon a time, there was a talented meeting planner named Plannerella who believed with her whole heart that meetings should be more sustainable. She paid attention to all the details in planning her annual convention: her rooms had recycling bins, her exhibitors were emailed instructions on reducing paper use, and her menus were planned with local, seasonal produce. Her greatest pride was a community service project to restore a park habitat. Plannerella was excited “This is going to be the greenest, most sustainable, most fantastic convention ever!” she exclaimed.

  • How plastic bag bans could affect your next event

    Once a free-flowing staple in retail and at events and trade shows, the ubiquitous plastic bag has come under heavy fire for the environmental toll it can cause. With recycling rates of bags still at a low rate, cities around the world are now instituting plastic bag bans to combat the problem at the source.

  • Sustainability – the new buzz word or the real thing?

    We’ve now moved from ‘green meetings’ to ‘sustainable meetings’ which have a much deeper meaning. Sustainable meetings go beyond waste management, carbon off-sets and using bamboo rather than paper plates.

  • Canada’s convention centres are sustaining sustainability

    Sustainability has become a huge issue in many areas these days and that is particularly true in the meetings industry. Here in Canada, there is not a single major convention centre that not only has an array of green operating practices in place but a selection of green meetings options available to clients who are organizing events in their facilities.

  • Green with envy

    Canadian convention centers are winning top marks and major awards when it comes to adopting environmentally friendly initiatives. Taking the lead from Europe, meeting facilities have been green long before the recent wave of eco-consciousness hit the marketplace.

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