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Green Events

Few trends have taken on as much momentum as making events more green and sustainable. And with organizations such as A.S.T.M. setting green meetings and events standards, it's really not a trend at all—it's here to stay. From sourcing local and sustainable foods, to diverting waste from landfills to forgoing electricity altogether, planners are getting creative, and exacting, about the impact of their events on the earth.

Go Green: 9 Ideas for a Human-Powered Event

Event Report Posted July 12, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

Greener Meetings: Ideas From McDonald's, Symantec, and Intel Events

Event Intelligence Posted April 18, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

18 Easy Ways to Green Your Next Meeting

Event Intelligence Posted February 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

6 Tips for Making Events Truly Eco-Friendly

Idea File Posted January 14, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

Eco-Friendly Trade Show Booths Getting More Popular—and Affordable

The Scout Posted September 6, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

5 Tips for a Greener Trade Show Presence

Event Intelligence Posted September 6, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

APEX/A.S.T.M. Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards
Early in 2012, the Green Meetings Industry Council announced new industry sustainability standards. The guidelines, meant to give event planners more measurable specifications for planning and producing greener events, encompass nine sectors: audiovisual, accommodations, communications, destinations, exhibits, food and beverage, meeting venues, on-site office, and transportation. Because the standards are meant to apply to all events, from small gatherings to city-wide conferences, they are organized in a modular nature, allowing planners and vendors to focus only on categories that will directly affect their own work and carbon footprint.

Who's Really Going Green?

Sure, global warming is a hot topic, and some high-profile events are touting their eco-friendly elements. But how many hosts are paying attention to the ecological effects of gatherings that don't have a green theme? And how much does all this earth-friendly stuff cost, anyway? Here's a look at how environmental awareness is really affecting corporate events.

Event Intelligence Posted June 15, 2007, 10:45 AM EDT

15 Ways to Go Green—and What They Cost

Ideas and strategies to reduce the ecological impact of corporate events and meetings—some simple and cheap, some not so much.

Event Intelligence Posted June 15, 2007, 10:41 AM EDT

10 More Green Events

These 10 planners hosted events with an eco-friendly edge.

Event Intelligence Posted September 26, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT


Green Leaders on Strategy

Video: Event Innovator Tomiko Iwata on Producing Green Events at Fox

Event Innovators 2012 Posted March 14, 2012, 6:30 AM EDT

Video: Event Innovator Rachel Gross of AOL on Committing to Sustainable Events

Event Innovators 2012 Posted March 8, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

Green Leaders: Getting the Whole Team on Board

Event Intelligence Posted September 25, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

Green Leaders: Getting Vendors Involved

Event Intelligence Posted September 23, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

Green Leaders: Setting an Example

Event Intelligence Posted September 22, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

Green Leaders: Shrinking Waste With Style

Event Intelligence Posted September 24, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT


Eco-Friendly Resources

2 New Eco-Friendly Gift Bags for Events

The Scout Posted May 27, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

3 Sources for Locally Made Gifts in Chicago

The Scout Posted January 19, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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