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).
Pura vida (pure life) has grown to include sustainable gastronomy programs in Costa Rica.
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, Europe's largest hotel, convention and entertainment centre, is also one of the most sustainable gigs in town.
visitBerlin's new event format is expanding the horizon for green meetings.
Since launching over a decade ago, Sustainable Brands’ value-based approach to commerce has been embraced by over a million business leaders worldwide.
In her Eventcellany blog, sustainability expert Shawna McKinley of MeetGreen offers the following alternatives to using PVC at events.
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.
Invite alligators, turtles or even snakes to your next event at Westin Jekyll Island.
Try to source local fruit and vegetables that are in season. It may cost a little bit more, but it will definitely taste better.
The Marieta Island's famous Hidden Beach is set to close for two months to undergo an essential environmental conservation program.
Spring doesn’t really get more fragrant than in Monaco, where an abundance of gardens create opportunity for elaborate, color-swept events.
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.
With overfishing dramatically disrupting the balance of life in our oceans, here are 5 ideas for incorporating sustainable seafood into your event:
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.
Pay particular attention to fish and tropical fruit. These can significantly increase the carbon footprint of your menu.
"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.”
The more you can quantify your results—as in the number of trees saved—the more committed your stakeholders will be toward green meetings.
“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."
The "Beyond the Boardroom" program is a new locally and eco-inspired roster of teambuilding activities.
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.
“These lodges’ outstanding service and experiences in addition to their commitment to sustainability make them ideal for small groups or incentive trips.”
From the evolution of Airbnb to the latest in language translation, these trends will influence both corporate and association meetings in the coming year.
"There are people who want to destroy themselves, and they should have an opportunity as well."
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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