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Green Meetings - P2Rx Wiki

Green meetings or Green conventions are conducted in ways which minimize the environmental impact imposed by such activities.

Common Green Meeting Criteria

  • Destination Selection
  • Accommodation and Venue Selection
  • Transportation
  • Food and Beverage
  • Exhibition Production
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Office Procedures

Green Meeting Resources/Guides

EPA Green Meetings- The Green Meeting website provides information to incorporate environmentally friendly practices for event planning, accommodations, food service, and event space. Links to current environmental initiatives and tools are available.

EPA Region 9 Green Meetings and Conference Policy- This policy aims to reduce the environmental footprint of Region 9 conferences and meetings, and supports the Agency's and Region 9's goals of preventing pollution, minimizing use of resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from federal activities.

BlueGreen Meetings- Whether you are a host, planner or supplier, this is where you'll find the tips, tools and resources to make environmentally responsible choices for your meetings.

Meetingsnet- Green Meetingsnet Resources related to environmentally conscious meeting planning and trends.

Convene Green Alliance- The Convene Green Alliance is a grass-roots, industry initiative spearheaded by associations that encourage positive environmental practices via national, regional and local outreach and education. Participating organizations strive to reflect best environmental practices.

Green Meetings Industry Council- The GMIC is a non-profit, membership-based organization. The mission is "transforming the global meetings industry through sustainability." The Green Meeting Industry Council is leading the meeting industry in improving meeting management by supporting collaboration and the development and dissemination of resources and opportunities that improve the environmental performance of meetings and events.

Green Biz - GreenBiz is the leading online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs. Its free e-newsletter, GreenBuzz, reaches more than 20,000 professionals every week.

Meet Green - MeetGreen is an award-winning, environmental firm that specializes in the meetings industry. They provide leading-edge organizations with unique expertise and resources to produce sustainable meetings, conferences and events.

Environment Canada's Green Meeting Guide - This guide is a practical reference tool for anyone faced with the task of organizing a meeting or conference with the aim of making the event environmentally responsible.

It’s Easy Being Green! A Guide To Planning And Conducting Environmentally Aware Meetings And Events - This EPA guide demonstrates the advantages to designing environmentally conscious events and provides an easy-to-follow checklist for integrating waste minimization into event planning.

Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau - Guidelines for Greening Events and Meetings.

American Institute of Architect's Green Meeting Guide - A resource to help reduce the environmental impact of meetings and events.

National Recycling Coalition's Green Meetings Policy - A resource tool for reducing the environmental impact of meetings and events.

Sustainable Nations Green Meeting Guide 2009 - The guide is designed to assist organisers and hosts of small to medium sized meetings of up to 200 participants in greening their meetings.