Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza, the largest Green Seal Silver Level-certified convention hotel in the Southeast, is giving meeting attendees a behind-the-scenes look at its sustainability, conservation and environmental-efficiency practices.
When you think of green meeting destinations, what cities spring to mind? San Francisco? Portland, Ore.? Atlanta? If Atlanta doesn’t, it should. Here’s why: Atlanta has the world’s largest LEED-certified convention center, the Georgia World Congress Center. The first chapter of the global Green Meeting Industry Council incorporated in Atlanta in 2009. The city’s focus […]
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 […]
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 […]
For those of you who were unable to attend this year’s Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) Sustainable Meetings Conference in Portland, Ore., you really missed a fantastic event. This year’s conference, themed “Game On!”, brought record-high attendance numbers, including over 250 delegates, and for the first time, the conference was available virtually, which attracted over […]