Online Resources

There’s no shortage of green meeting resources on the Web. A few of the most valuable are listed below.

Best Places to MeetGreen
This resource from MeetGreen includes conveniently ranked information about cities that provide green meeting services, and a tool that enables planners to evaluate the air emissions footprint associated with destination cities under consideration.

Convention Industry Council
The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that is bringing together all stakeholders in the development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

Convention Industry Council: Green Meetings Report
The Convention Industry Council’s Green Meetings Task Force was charged with creating minimum best practices for event organizers and suppliers to use as guidelines for implementing policies of sustainability. The task force was composed of individuals from the EPA, the Ocean’s Blue Foundation, the Society of Incentive Travel Executive’s Green Meeting Group, the World Travel Organization, hotels, convention and visitors bureaus, convention centers, and meeting-planning organizations.

EcoSpeakers
EcoSpeakers represent accomplished leaders, authors, and advocates with a track record of effectiveness and vision. Collectively, they have made thousands of speeches and presentations all over the world. They have informed and inspired millions with messages of hope and direction for the creation of a sustainable future.

Environmental Protection Agency
The Green Meetings / Conference Initiative was developed and is supported by the EPA’s Pollution Prevention Division to provide conference planners and suppliers of conference services, easy access to environmentally friendly goals of conference planning. The Initiative provides green options and opportunities for conference planning.

Green Meetings Industry Council
The GMIC is a non-profit, membership-based organization. The mission is “transforming the global meetings industry through sustainability.” The Green Meeting Industry Council is leading the meeting industry in improving meeting management by supporting collaboration and the development and dissemination of resources and opportunities that improve the environmental performance of meetings and events.

GreenBiz
GreenBiz is the leading online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs. Its free e-newsletter, GreenBuzz, reaches more than 20,000 professionals every week.

MeetGreen
MeetGreen is an award-winning, environmental firm that specializes in the meetings industry. They provide leading-edge organizations with unique expertise and resources to produce sustainable meetings, conferences and events.