It’s surprising how much green-meetings standards relate to everyday life. Here are some examples.
The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference, organized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), convened in Montreal this year on April 22-25. Read Part 1 of our report.
Three years ago, the groups who brought you the CMP (the Convention Industry Council), the Clean Air Act (the Environmental Protection Agency) and standards for what kind of metals are safe to build rail roads (ASTM International) joined with the Green Meeting Industry Council to begin work on the APEX Green Meeting Standards. The APEX […]
A first step for many planners when they decide to implement sustainable practices is to develop a waste management plan. This is a logical start because not only is it highly visible, but waste is an area in which we have the greatest amount of influence. However, where and how to begin, and in what […]
The industry has been abuzz with talks about the soon to be released APEX Green Meetings and Events Practice Standards. During the months of August and September, several City Discussion Groups were held to discuss the nine standards of meeting sustainably. The standards are a response to a much needed demand for consistency within the industry as to what constitutes a “green meeting.” The standards also act as a roadmap for planners and suppliers who wish to implement sustainable practices, but do not know where to begin…