Our 10 Favorite Sustainability Articles

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Organizations are finding creative ways to integrate sustainability into their meetings, whether that means recycling or including activities where attendees can give back to the community.

Here are 10 of our favorite articles about incorporating sustainability into your events.

Replace Trade Show Giveaways With Charity

Alation, a leading enterprise data intelligence solutions company, has been doing since early 2020 when it traded in its trade show giveaways with donations to local charities. Click here for more.

COVID’s Impact on Sustainability

Prevue caught up with Nancy Zavada, CMP, Founder and President of MeetGreen, a sustainable events agency that is certified as an ISO-20121 and Women-Owned Business, for her take on sustainability in events right now.

Marriott Commits to Net Zero

Marriott has joined the Race to Zero campaign, a global campaign rallying companies, cities, regions and financial and educational institutions, to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050, via the Business Ambition standard for 1.5. Participants must commit to reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and near-term targets.

Carbon Offsets: The Basics

Offering carbon offsets demonstrates a company’s environmental commitment. They can support local projects that reduce emissions, or the emissions can be generated in one location and verified and validated to reduce emissions in another location. Read more here.

Low-Impact Food and Beverage

Call it green, organic, or sustainable, no matter what label it wears, this is a burgeoning trend in today’s food and beverage. The emphasis is on farm to table. Read more.

Meetings In Atlantic City Give Back

Atlantic City encourages meetings to give back to the community. “We encourage planners to incorporate CSR options into their meeting programming so that they can leave a destination better than when they arrived,” said Meet AC Communications Manager Jessica Kasunich.

At Caesars, Giving Back Is Part of the Culture

Two programs at Caesars—”Responsible Meetings” and “Meetings for Good”—ensure that the events they host promote sustainability and have a positive social impact on the community. Learn more here.

Sustainable Travel Strategies

A few measures companies can take with their meetings and travel programs, from offsetting carbon to getting travelers involved.

5 Tips for Greening Your Supply Chain

When it comes to green meetings, making sure your suppliers have green practices as well is an important part of the equation. Learn more here.

Alternatives to Using PVC at Your Events

If every meeting in the US used one banner, it would be enough vinyl to cover 760 football fields. What can planners do in place of PVC?

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.