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Sue Tinnish on Green Meetings Guidelines

Dear reader, watch this interesting video of Sue Tinnish about the differences between the standards of CIC APEX/ASTM and ISO20121.

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New Green Meeting Standards Give Planners Key Role

New Green Meeting Standards Give Planners Key Role | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
New benchmarks for environmentally sustainable meetings have been released by the CIC. Years in the making, the standards address nine areas in event planning and product and service delivery.
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Ask Mr. Green

I am appalled by all of the plastic bottles I see in trash at trade shows. It seems like such a waste that people throw them away.
What can we do about it?

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Clients talk about sustainable meetings

Here clients (Honda, BMW, IKEA) of IHG talking about their commitment to sustainability and requirement from their suppliers...

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5 Top Organizations for Green Meetings - Meetings And Conventions

5 Top Organizations for Green Meetings - Meetings And Conventions | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
5 Top Organizations for Green Meetings - Meetings And Conventions - Here's how Sprint, the Environmental Defense Fund, Intel, Oracle and the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations plans eco-friendly meetings and events -- and how you...
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Green Lodging News

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This article is designed to provide you with a methodology to develop a sustainable procurement policy for your own organization. Contrary to what you might think, sustainable procurement policies don’t have to be ominous or overwhelming. Instead, think of the policies as filters to identify the who, what, where, when, why and how of purchasing. Here are five steps (or filters) to consider when creating a purchasing policy for your organization
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Conference News - Research White Papers - U.S. News Names 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation - Successful Meetings

Conference News - Research White Papers - U.S. News Names 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation - Successful Meetings | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
U.S.News Names 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation - If you're looking for a city that's as accessible as it is attractive, consider the list of the...
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Green Catering Tips

Green Catering Tips | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
It's that time of the year again - party time. Whether it's St Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, Christmas, weddings, Thanksgiving, Halloween or Hanukkah, we all enjoy letting our hair down and having fun with friends and family!
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How to have a green and eco-friendly conference

How to have a green and eco-friendly conference | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
You'll learn simple ways to have professional meetings and conferences without destroying the environment. You will learn about organizations which are available to assist you...
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Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase: Patchwork Catering: Fresh Green Catering

Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase: Patchwork Catering: Fresh Green Catering | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
Patchwork Catering is a boutique, owner-operated catering company where you have the opportunity to work directly with the chef-owners to custom tailor your wedding day reception and rehearsal menus that fit your specific taste, lifestyle and budget, all while taking a sincere approach to not only providing a wedding catering experience that you want and expect, but doing it with a conscientious effort towards resource conservation and management while utilizing locally sourced, seasonally fresh, sustainably farmed ingredients and artisan products.
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Green Hotels and Environmentally Friendly Lodging - iStayGreen.org

Empowering you to make a difference. Your social network for Green Hotel Reviews, forums, tips, photos, environmentally friendly, and eco-friendly travel. Find your green hotel now!
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YouTube - CDC's 2010 Sustainability Forum: How to Plan a Green and Healthy Conference

You can minimize the impact of conferences through limited consumption of energy and resources. On October 14th, the CDC hosted its 2010 Sustainability forum...
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Is the Greenest CES the One That Doesn't Take Place? | Computing | GreenBiz.com

Is the Greenest CES the One That Doesn't Take Place? | Computing | GreenBiz.com | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
The world's largest electronics trade show kicks off tomorrow, bringing tens of thousands of attendeeds -- and hundreds of thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions -- to Las Vegas. But is there a greener way to meet?
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Blue Guide to Green Events by Intel - A brief Introduction

Gianluca Abbadessa: dear reader, please let me share with you this fundamental presentation about how Intel has planned their previous and next events, starting from 2010 till to the greatest ever corporate event, the Intel's Developers Forum.

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From Fries to Fords: Hawaii Hotels’ Cooking-Oil Recycling Continues to Grow

From Fries to Fords: Hawaii Hotels’ Cooking-Oil Recycling Continues to Grow | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
Pacific Biodiesel is working with close to 30 hotels in Hawaii, as well as hundreds of restaurants, to convert used cooking oil into diesel fuel.
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Sustainability Reporting Guidelines & Event Organizers Sector Supplement

GRI, supported by Sustainable Events Ltd, started the development of an Event Organizers Sector Supplement in collaboration with its project funders: the Austrian and Swiss governments who jointly hosted the 2008 European Soccer Championships, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), who will host the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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BBA-Architetti - Design around People: Green Layout Counter

BBA-Architetti - Design around People: Green Layout Counter | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it

Would you like to measure the environmental impact of your events, starting by settings and booths? Would you like to create a sustainable design of your events? Ckeck it out

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Green Meetings Workbook Saves You Time and Money

Green Meetings Workbook Saves You Time and Money | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it

Planning greener meetings doesn’t have to be complicated and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive. In anticipation of the roll-out of the meeting industry’s APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards later this year, we asked Nancy Zavada, coauthor, (along with Amy Spatrisano and Shawna McKinley) of Saving Green by Going Green, to share the thought process behind the book and its tools for planners. 

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Meetings Industry Considers New Views on the Definition of Luxury

Meetings Industry Considers New Views on the Definition of Luxury | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
In a still-recovering economy, luxury for luxury’s sake is out. But combine it with responsibility, relevance, and value, and luxury is very much in. Read more from The Ritz-Carlton 2011 Luxury Meetings Forum.
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Apps for Tablet Computers Lighten Paper Load at Conferences

Apps for Tablet Computers Lighten Paper Load at Conferences | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
Some conference and trade show organizers are abandoning paperwork in favor of apps. Conferences and trade shows seem to generate vast amounts of paperwork — booklets, programs, handouts, guides. But as increasing numbers of business travelers carry smartphones and tablets, organizers of these events are responding by developing mobile applications.
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10 Simple Ways To Green Your Meeting | Industry

10 Simple Ways To Green Your Meeting | Industry | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
With Earth Day in mind, greening meetings can not only help save the planet but can help a company’s bottom line.
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Report from the Green Meeting Industry Council Conference DAY 1 « Product with Purpose – field notes from Fairware

Report from the Green Meeting Industry Council Conference DAY 1 « Product with Purpose – field notes from Fairware | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
The annual GMIC Conference is the place to be if you’re an event planner or supplier interested in sustainability issues. Targeted at a wide audience, participants range from experienced green meeting professionals to those just getting started with green event practices.
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Green Lodging Green Meeting Information | Florida DEP

Green Lodging Green Meeting Information | Florida DEP | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
This guide is offered by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Sustainable Initiatives. Sustainable initiatives are voluntary, non-regulatory programs that assist Florida industry and citizens in protecting Florida’s environment. Sustainable Initiatives programs include the Clean Marina Program, the Clean Vessel Act program and the Florida Green Lodging Program.
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Green Up You’re Next Meeting

Hyatt Regency Chicago is dedicated to making every meeting more than successful and every group more than welcome through event expertise, accommodating facilities, and personalized service. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts have resources and proprietary tools to ensure companies get the most out of their meetings – from planning to execution.
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Put data to work when planning green meetings.

Put data to work when planning green meetings. | Green Meeting Management | Scoop.it
In a survey my company, MeetGreen, took last month, results showed that 44 percent of respondents planned green events but do not yet measure them. Now, if you have gone to all the work to recycle, conserve, reuse, divert, minimize and monitor, it is time to reap the benefits. Because if you are going to invest the time and energy to implement sustainable practices, why not track those initiatives? Capture the data and put it to work.
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