According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
In South Africa meeting/event planners are combining environmental sustainability and social/economic development through innovative group programs by local organizations.
Meeting delegates will get a thrill bringing joy to children whose families are caught up in the downturn or worse in partnership with organizations like The City of Phoenix Salvation Army.
Groups with an appetite for volunteerism can work with DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table, each making a significant impact fighting hunger.
Sweden and Denmark are elevating green meetings to glam meetings with luxurious ecofashion, fine-dining local food and innovative hotels.