The Green Meeting Industry Council has announced a new association management partnership with Nardone Consulting Group, a company that specializes in managing state, regional, national and global professional trade associations. The partnership is designed to ensure that GMIC remains a leading resource on sustainability, increasing brand awareness and cultivating value for members and the broader […]
In the midst of this holiday season, you may have the color green on your mind. But we’re not talking Christmas trees or dollar bills here, we’re talking about green meetings. And that’s a green that’s good all year long.
The Green Meeting Industry Council this week launched a campaign called “Ask For It!” in support of the APEX/ASTM standards for sustainable meetings completed and published earlier this year. For the acronym-challenged, APEX/ASTM stands for “Accepted Practices Exchange” and the “American Society for Testing and Materials.” The campaign is meant to raise awareness of the […]
The Green Meeting Industry Council is launching a Certificate in Sustainable Event Planning program designed to create a new class of sustainable-event practitioners. The students will be charged with creating, guiding and implementing the sustainability goals and performance outcomes for the 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference in San Francisco in April next year. Adult learners who […]
Personal passion for sustainability is key to changing how people think about it and whether they act on it, says Brian Hunt, an account executive for Maritz Travel. Hunt will share stories and best practices for igniting change on Wednesday at the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) 2013 Sustainable Meetings Conference in Chicago. The four-day […]
When attendees at GMIC’s annual Sustainable Meetings Conference convene in Chicago in April, they’ll hear a keynote address from Method Products co-founder Eric Ryan. Ryan, a designer and marketer, teamed with boyhood friend Adam Lowry, a chemical engineer, in creating the San Francisco corporation known for its nontoxic, biodegradable natural cleaning supplies sold in minimalistic […]