August 11, 2009

Green Meeting Ideas

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Green Meeting Ideas – The Top Ten + 1

1. Offer bulk condiments for things like sugar and cream

2. Do not use disposable items like plastic or paper coffee cups or paper plates

3. Offer water in jugs. Do not offer bottled water…but offer re-usable water bottles.

4. Offer local food choices and stay away from endangered species (such as Chilean sea bass)

5. Donate left-over food to local programs such as Food Runners

6. Ensure the accommodation offers in-room recycling of towels, sheets, plastic, paper and bottles

7. Eliminate hand-outs. Offer information on-line, have USB ports available for download or burn a CD

8. Eliminate give-aways that are not edible or re-usable

9. On-line registration and confirmation for both delegates and media

10. Ensure you publicize your environmental efforts to stakeholders

11. Go carbon neutral (if offsetting choose renewable energy, not forest projects)

(from Meeting Professionals International

Calling All Meeting Planners

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Incentive Works is coming up in Toronto August 25-26. It is a great way for Meeting Planners to network and get inspired!

You’ll find us located at Booth 615 & 617.

“For over 15 years, Canadian meeting planners have made IncentiveWorks a ‘must attend’ event each year. The combination of professional, affordable education and powerful networking opportunties gives meeting planners the resources they need to succeed.”

IncentiveWorks Website