GMIC’s Latest Research on Sustainability Reveals a Long Road Ahead

Sustainability is a narrative of many languages, according to “Sustainable Meeting and Event Practices: The State of the Industry,” a new study commissioned by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC).

Costa Rica Embraces Sustainable Gastronomy

Pura vida (pure life) has grown to include sustainable gastronomy programs in Costa Rica.

Colorful Puffs & Critters Highlight the Javits Center’s Sustainable Space

A cam positioned on the 7-acre green roof of the Javits Center speaks to the eye-catching draw of the space to both wildlife and potential visitors.

Estrel Berlin Expansion Makes More Room for Good Business

Estrel Berlin, Europe's largest hotel, convention and entertainment centre, is also one of the most sustainable gigs in town.

Use Meets Usefulness in Berlin’s New Meet + Change Event Format

visitBerlin's new event format is expanding the horizon for green meetings.

Purpose Meets Profit at Sustainable Brands ’16 Copenhagen

Since launching over a decade ago, Sustainable Brands’ value-based approach to commerce has been embraced by over a million business leaders worldwide.
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Alternatives to Using PVC at Your Events

In her Eventcellany blog, sustainability expert Shawna McKinley of MeetGreen offers the following alternatives to using PVC at events.
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Azamara Steps up on Sustainability With WWF Partnership

Pete Pearson, WWF’s director of food waste, will speak about food-waste prevention and food recovery, helping businesses understand the intersection of agriculture and wildlife conservation.
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Westin Jekyll Island’s Green Meetings Program Helps Turtles

Invite alligators, turtles or even snakes to your next event at Westin Jekyll Island.
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6 Tips for Carbon Reduction at Events

Try to source local fruit and vegetables that are in season. It may cost a little bit more, but it will definitely taste better.
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New Conservation Program Takes Shape in Riviera Nayarit’s Hidden Beach

The Marieta Island's famous Hidden Beach is set to close for two months to undergo an essential environmental conservation program.

Fragrant Backdrops Epitomize Green Meetings in Monaco

Spring doesn’t really get more fragrant than in Monaco, where an abundance of gardens create opportunity for elaborate, color-swept events.

Peppermill Leading the Way in Green Energy

The resort's cold water is cooled by a pre-chill system using outdoor temperatures instead of chillers, and the hot water is heated by geothermal energy.
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Sustainable Seafood: 5 Ideas for Your Meeting

With overfishing dramatically disrupting the balance of life in our oceans, here are 5 ideas for incorporating sustainable seafood into your event:

5 Healthy Tips for Meetings This Fall

A 15-minute yoga session or Zumba class can provide a much-needed boost of energy that will last longer than a shot of espresso.
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5 Tips for More Sustainable Food & Beverage

Pay particular attention to fish and tropical fruit. These can significantly increase the carbon footprint of your menu.
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5 Good Businesses for 2015

"A team made up of people of different ages can have combined benefits. For example, the younger generation may have a better command of new technologies and the older generation could have a better understanding of a well-anchored corporate culture.”
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5 Steps to a Green Meeting

The more you can quantify your results—as in the number of trees saved—the more committed your stakeholders will be toward green meetings.
The Palms Hotel & Spa

Palms Hotel Entices Groups with Wellness & Sustainability Initiatives

“We are very flexible in catering to a group’s spa needs. We can organize spa sessions including chair massages, hand massages, quick make-up touch-ups for women or facials for men."
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Turtle Walks to Fish Bakes at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

The "Beyond the Boardroom" program is a new locally and eco-inspired roster of teambuilding activities.
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Monaco Epitomizes Luxury

Monaco is at the forefront of ecotourism, with cycling, electric shuttle boats and low-emission transportation options complementing a culturally diverse and highly walkable city.
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National Geographic’s Unique Lodges Collection Benefits Small Groups

“These lodges’ outstanding service and experiences in addition to their commitment to sustainability make them ideal for small groups or incentive trips.”
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These Five 2015 Trends Will Affect Your Meetings

From the evolution of Airbnb to the latest in language translation, these trends will influence both corporate and association meetings in the coming year.

Exclusive Interview: Deepak Chopra on Stay Well Meetings

"There are people who want to destroy themselves, and they should have an opportunity as well."
Unilever Hamburg Germany

Behind Unilever Hamburg’s Hybrid Office/Venue of the Future

The Unilever Hamburg headquarters overlooking the Elbe River is one of Germany's most innovative office buildings, which was also designed to be used as a venue for visiting groups.

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