IMEX America Brand Colors are the Rainbow. But it’s all Green in Las Vegas- Show 276

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Today, Jon Trask talks with Amy Spatrisano, CMP, Principal, MeetGreen. MeetGreen is IMEX America’s official Sustainability Consultant. They work with both IMEX America and IMEX in Frankfurt to help them establish and analyze their standards for sustainability.

Amy is a principal of MeetGreen and has an international reputation in the sustainable meeting and event management field as a leader, visionary and innovator. With over 22 years in the meetings industry her passion for bringing the sustainable conversation and practice to others is evident in the training and speaking she’s done both nationally and internationally.

Amy has been named one of “The 25 Most Powerful People in the Meetings Industry,” acknowledged as one of the “Growing Green Leaders,” included in the list of “Eco-Leaders,” and been awarded the Meeting Professionals International Oregon Chapter Supplier and Planner Award.  She is co-founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council and co-author of “Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events.”

 

 IMEX America Brand Colors are the Rainbow. But its all Green in Las Vegas  Show 276

Extra! Mark McLarry from SustainableWaves.com Leave us a message email MeetingsPodcast@gmail.com

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Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media interviews Mark McLarry of SustainableWaves.com about solar powered stages and other alternatives for energy for your next event.

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Extra! Interview with Event Solutions Editor In Chief Rachel Globus About Up-Cycling

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Rachel Globus Editor in Chief & Education Director EVENT SOLUTIONS For Successful Events, Meetings and Incentives rachel@event-solutions.com
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Mike and Rachel discuss a new articleabout Up-cycling from Event Solutions. [Read more...]

Extra! Interview with Jessie Upp of GreenYourTheme.com

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Midori Connolly of Pulse Staging and Events interviews Jessie Upp from Http://www.GreenYourTheme.com [Read more...]

Meetings Du Jour – Green Your Meeting Fast

Bottled Water A No No These Days

The client was happy with what we had produced for them last week. We build a nice stage, some very cool visuals and everything was in place. Show was now breezing along. Now was the time I was going to sit back and enjoy the long discussions of this pharmaceutical show. I enjoy listening to the marketing and sales focus of meetings and how different companies are handling the economy downturn.

Soon two sales reps walked up to me (I was standing next to the water station) They said. “What no bottled water?” Like I am in charge of the water distribution process. I said this is much more environmentally friendly. They both huffed and headed to sit down. I saw them later in the week and they both had plastic water bottles.

Today when I came across the splashadrip website it made me think how differently I could handle that situation in the future.

This seems pretty harsh but it sure gets the point across. Wonder what those reps would have thought if I splashed them during the general session? (this post could also be categorized as how to lost a client fast!)

 Bottled Water A No No These Days

Extra! Interview with Glenda Bungardt of HP from The Green Summit

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Mike McAllen interviews Glenda Bungardt Tradeshow/Event Manager from The Green Summit June 12 – 13, at the Palace Hotel San Francisco Ca

http://www.greeneventsummit.com/

We talk to Glenda about how Hewlett-Packard Company is a trailblazer for Green and Social Responsibility. I hope you enjoy it.

Glenda Brungardt
Hewlett-Packard Company
Tradeshow/Event Manager
HP Imaging & Printing Americas Marketing

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Green Meetings

On one of the last MeetingsPodcast.com we discussed Green Meetings and how companies are just starting to get Green. It is amazing the energy that you need to put on a meeting and then what is left behind. Have you done anything lately to help minimize your programs waste?

Imagine a stack of a hundred plastic name badges, resting on top of 600 disposable water bottles, 1,200 Styrofoam cups and plastic utensils, thousands of pages of printed brochures and handouts, and an untold number of promotional stuff such as plastic pens, mouse pads and magnets.

Then multiply that by a million.

And drive it all to landfills throughout the country.

That illustrates just part of the environmental impact of America’s convention and meeting industry – a $107 billion industry that serves 136.5 million people attending 1.2 million business events each year.

SF Chronicle

Meetings Podcast 4 “The New Color of Corporate Meetings is Green!”

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:46 Weather report
1:35 Discussion of the Greening of our industry
2:15 Greening in the audio visual world?
2:35 Solar powered events
5:58 No emission Buses and Shuttles
6:20 Hybrid limo service like Planet Tran
8:26 What makes a meeting green?
10:15 Carbon footprint
11:33 Hotel greening
12:40 Less Printing, the use of thumb drives
14:50 Combine green with philanthropic work onsite
17:15 Green washing
19:20 Organic or non-organic

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 Meetings Podcast 4 “The New Color of Corporate Meetings is Green!”