Sustainability/CSR

Sustainability/CSR

World Wildlife Fund Finds Footing in the Tourism Industry

Food waste, sourcing food and beverage and responsible destination experiences are three of the biggest challenges that sustainable meetings face.

Hilton’s Meet With Purpose Puts Customers First

From puppy cuddling to yoga and yogurt breakfasts, Hilton's Meet With Purpose incorporates ]wellness into meetings and events.
Greenbuild, green meetings, green conferences, Boston, Massachusetts

Greenbuild Advances Its Goal to Becoming a Zero-Waste Event

Meeting planners can learn a lot about sustainable events from next week’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held in Boston.
human trafficking, meetings

New Report: More Hotels Are Prepared to Deal with Human Trafficking

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.

Planners Have No Excuse Not to Donate Food

In 2014, nearly 50 million Americans lived in food insecure households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Recycle Across America, Inspiration Hub, recycling, event recycling, meeting recycling, sustainability

What Is Your Event Doing to Curb Meetings Waste?

The state of California—known for its progressive recycling efforts—already shut down more than 450 recycling plants this year.
PVC, meetings

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.
fight human trafficking

New App Uses Hotel Snaps to Fight Human Trafficking

Meeting attendees can fight human trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to a new app called TraffickCam which helps investigators gather information.
carbon reduction, meetings

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.

CSR on the Go: How to Give Back When You Don’t Have Much Time

Community services activities at meetings are more popular now than ever. But not every meeting can accommodate a full-blown community service activity—there may just not be enough time in the program or the logistics may seem too daunting. Ira Alemas of impact4good shares some of his top CSR activity options for giving back under a time crunch.

Sustainable Meetings: 5 Simple Choices Make a Big Difference

If you think one simple step by one event professional doesn’t make a difference: think again. Even everyday decisions can make a big impact, says Nancy J. Zavada of MeetGreen.
event food waste, meeting tips,professional development blog

Getting Keen on Curbing Event Food Waste

There is perhaps no single thing planners can do to make their events more sustainable and less wasteful than to curb food waste. Read how one successful planner is doing just that.
sustainable, green meetings

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:
human trafficking, meeting planner, New York City

How to Spot Human Trafficking in Hotels

Several hotel companies, including Carlson-Rezidor, Accor, Wyndham and Hilton Worldwide, are leading the fight against trafficking by signing "The Code."

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