The 2015 Sustainable Meetings Conference runs June 17-19 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.
When GMIC’s 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference convenes in San Francisco in April, it will put words into action and lead by example. The goal of the April 15-17 event: Use sustainable strategies to limit the amount of waste generated, Green House gases emitted and water consumed and, in short, leave San Francisco a bit more eco-friendly than it […]
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 […]
This year’s Sustainable Meetings Conference convened in Montreal on April 22-25. Part 2 of our report considers “gamification,” the “blink” concept and weavers.
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.
A recent global forecast found that meeting planners worldwide consider the environment more and more often in their planning processes and actively look for ways to include green elements in their meetings.
Of course there’s a virtual option. It’s easily the most carbon-neutral way to participate in a conference. And it’s one way people can attend the Green Meeting Industry Council’s 2012 Sustainable Meetings Conference in Montreal April 22-25. Another way is to monitor the Twitter conversation by following @GMICconference and the #GMIC hashtag. But perhaps the […]
On Sunday, Feb. 20, green industry leaders, practitioners and those interested in green event practices descended on a destination that lives and breathes sustainability: Portland, Ore. The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) chose one of the most sustainable destinations available in the United States. I got off the plane, picked up my bags and walked […]
Take your ideas about planning green meetings and sustainable events to the next level by attending the 2011 Green Meeting Industry Council’s Sustainable Meetings Conference Feb. 20-23 in Portland, Ore., which Plan Your Meetings is proud to sponsor. Using an innovative approach to learning, the conference will engage attendees using principles from the online gaming […]
By Lisa Kraus The third and final day of the Green Meeting Industry Council’s Sustainable Meetings Conference began with an open business meeting and general session, led by incoming GMIC president Guy Bigwood (@guybigwood). Guy’s discussion focused on growing awareness and members, and included the unveiling of his GMIC manifesto: “At GMIC, we are thought […]
Plan Your Meetings’ Lisa Kraus is reporting from the Green Meeting Industry Council’s 2010 Sustainable Meetings Conference, from Feb. 9-11, which we’re very proud to be sponsoring for the second year in a row. Here are her notes from day one: The GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference kicked off today in the beautiful and green city […]
It may seem pretty obvious that I plan on attending the Green Meeting Industry Council’s (GMIC) upcoming Sustainable Meetings Conference. After all, it is being hosted at the Colorado Convention Center (the facility at which I hold the position of Sustainable Programs Manager) and the host chapter is GMIC-Colorado (of which I am President). However, […]
On average, events and meetings produce 20 pounds of waste per person, per day. Those same attendees produce an average of five pounds of waste each day they’re at home. If every meeting planner made an effort to reduce the waste produced during their meetings or events, it could make a huge difference.
Things seemed pretty straightforward at the 2009 Greening the Hospitality Industry conference in Pittsburgh yesterday (stainless steel water bottles, reusable china, local/organic cuisine, multi-stream recycling, composting bins) until the keynote presentation. That’s when Green Meeting Industry Council Executive Director Tamara Kennedy-Hill introduced our keynote speaker, L. Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions. Lovins didn’t walk […]