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U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

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Food production has the largest environmental footprint of any human activity, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 40 percent of food is wasted through the supply chain, including the hotel industry. It should come as no surprise that limiting hotel food waste is one of the best ways the hospitality industry can…

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8 Green Event Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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In case you haven’t noticed the influx of green donuts, shamrock necklaces, green drinks and Ireland-inspired products this month, St. Patrick’s Day has arrived! Rather than only focusing on the color, or the excuse to drink beer, let green serve as a reminder of our social responsibility to the environment. These eco-friendly practices don’t require…

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Category Archives: Green Meetings

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever

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This year, 44 venues from the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China and India participated in the 142-question Green Venue Report survey, providing the most comprehensive collection of results yet on topics ranging from food waste to energy efficiency and sustainability.  All of the participating venues hold a sustainability…

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Category Archives: Green Meetings

Waste Not, Want Not: Leverage Technology to Shrink Your Event’s Footprint

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The event planning industry has been grappling with how best to reduce its carbon footprint for some time. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study titled The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy estimated that there are 1.8 million meetings, trade shows and conventions held annually in the United States. Repurpose America compiled data on how much…

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. Recognized for Major Strides in Community Outreach

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Upon recently unveiling expanded community partnerships and sustainability programs, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been recognized for the second year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America. Las Vegas Sands Corp. received a full 100 percent score in the environmental reporting category. One…

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Sands Las Vegas and IMEX America on the Same Green Page

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Sustainability a core value of host properties and trade show Timing is everything. The same year that IMEX Group ventured across the pond for its first U.S. show in 2011, Las Vegas Sands properties made a commitment to environmental stewardship by developing a five-year plan to achieve significant green milestones. Today, Sands Expo Center, The…

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Trade-Show Expert Freeman Raises the Green Bar

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Freeman, the trade-show expert when it comes to integrated digital- and live-brand experiences, has received the prestigious ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification. The certification is an international standard designed to help organizations involved in the events and hospitality industries incorporate sustainability into management practices and processes. “Environmental and social responsibility has always been…

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A Deeper Shade of Green: 10 Hotels Enhancing Sustainability in Creative Ways

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Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah Sustainability has been spreading at such a rapid rate that it has become an inherent part of the fabric of the meetings and events industry. Not that it’s a completely new development: Sustainable efforts have been part of the industry for decades, and environmental concerns have been front and…

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