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    • It’s Not Your Mother’s Green Meeting Presented by Cathy Kretz, CMP; Joanna Kyser; Cindy Wallace, CMP
    • What does a green meeting look like?
      • Green Destinations
      • Venues
      • Food & Beverage
      • Group Activities & Entertainment
      • Educating & Marketing
      • Giving Back
      • Resources
      Our Presentation will cover:
    • Green Destinations
      • Portland, OR
      • San Francisco, CA
      • Banff Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
      • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Seattle, WA
      • Orlando, FL
      • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Green Destinations
      • Boston, MA
      • Chicago, IL
      • Denver, CO
      • Fort Lauderdale, FL
      • Houston, TX
      • Madison, WI
      • Salt Lake City, UT
      • Vancouver, BC
      • Victoria, BC
      • Whistler, BC
    • LEED Certified Convention Centers
    • LEED Certified Convention Centers LEED Los Angeles Convention Center – LA, California Santa Fe Convention Center – Santa Fe, New Mexico Phoenix Convention Center – Phoenix, Arizona (West Bldg is Silver, North Bldg is LEED) LEED - Silver Raleigh Civic & Convention Center – Raleigh, North Carolina Spokane Convention Center – Spokane, Washington Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon LEED – Gold David L. Lawrence Convention Center- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania LEED – Canada Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building)
    • LEED Certified Sports Arenas LEED Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL LEED - Gold Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR
    • LEED and Green Seal Certified Hotels
    • Green Sealed/LEED Hotels in Portland, OR & SW Washington Green Seal Doubletree Hotel Portland Marriott Waterfront Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hilton Vancouver Hotel Monaco Mark Spencer Hotel Marriott City Center LEED Hilton Vancouver The Nines Courtyard by Marriott City Center Avalon Hotel Allison Inn & Spa
      • What hotels have to do to become Green Seal Certified:
      • Waste minimization
      • Energy efficiency, conservation and management
      • Management of fresh water resources
      • Waste water management
      • Adequate storage and disposal of hazardous substances
      • Environmental and socially sensitive purchasing policy
    • Offsite Events – fun “green” venues Ecotrust Building
    • Oregon Health Sciences University South Waterfront
    • The Gerding Theatre
      • Market to your Attendees
      • Theme your meeting
      • Social media to involve attendees
        • Facebook
        • LinkedIn
        • Twitter
      • Blog
        • Ride share ( www.spaceshare.com )
        • Networking community ( www.pathable.com )
      • Electronic Marketing
      • Sustainability Lane
      • Public Transportation
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    • Free Public Transit
      • Cities with anti-idling policies :
      • Denver – “Engines OFF”
      • Niagara Falls, Canada
      • Buffalo, NY
      • Columbus, OH
      Create your own anti-idling policy
      • Cities with anti-idling policies :
      • Denver – “Engines OFF”
      • Niagara Falls, Canada
      • Buffalo, NY
      • Columbus, OH
      Create your own anti-idling policy
      • Financial Incentive to reduce waste
      • Hydration Station
      • Serving in bulk
      • Shared breaks
      • Housekeeping
      Cost Savings for both your organization and the venue
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      • Compostable Dining
      • Bulk break items – “build your own”
      • Edible Centerpieces:
      • - Seasonal Fruit or vegetables
      • - Dessert – cupcake tree
      • Chef’s Table using only local organic ingredients
      Food and Beverage
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    • Snack break during GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference
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    • - Use your dessert for the centerpiece
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    • - by the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower The Living Salad Bar
    • Involve your Attendees
    • “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
      • Clean a park
      • Paint a school
      • Plant a tree or work in an inner city garden
      • Build bikes for local boys and girls club
      • Sustainable pub crawl or wine tour
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    • “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
      • Green Thumb activity
      • Geo Caching
      • Incorporate Yoga & Green Tea into your AM/PM Breaks
      • Plan an activity that the Destination is known for (support local businesses)
      • Build a Sculpture or Outfit from recycled materials
      • Provide bikes for attendees to bike from their room to the meeting and then figure out the carbon offsets
      • Bike Powered Snow Cone Booth
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    • “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
    • “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
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    • “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
    • Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt From this….
    • To this…….
    • Icicle Tricycles!!!
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    • Entertainment Recycled Fashion Show
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      • Entertainment – Concerts/Performances/Festivals
      • “ Jack Johnson En Concert”
      • Ask your local host committee or CVB for suggestions regarding local entertainment that practices sustainability.
      • Encourage/Awarding Attendees
      • “ I was caught Green Handed” buttons/pins
      • Carpool
      • Carbon Offset Program
      • Ask attendees to bring their own water bottle
      • Conference Bag Contests
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      • Pick a local charity to donate used items:
        • Conference Bags
        • Leftover Meeting Supplies
        • Blankets
        • Children’s Books
        • School Supplies
        • Craft Items
        • Centerpieces
        • Leftover banquet food
        • Toiletries from the Hotel
        • January Re-Gift Drive
        • Clothing, i.e. Dress for Success
      Giving Back
    • Amenities
    • Trade Show Booth Giveaways
    • Natural Gift Giving
      • Resources/Information :
      • Meeting Strategies Worldwide, Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events www.meetingstrategiesworldwide.com
      • Green Meetings Industry Council www.greenmeetings.info
      • The Green Events Source Book, published by Green2B/Green2C Marketing www.greeneventssource.com
      • Travel Portland
      • Oregon Convention Center
      • Doubletree Hotel Portland and Executive Meeting Center
      • Portland Hilton & Executive Towers
      • Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR
      • Red Lion on the River, Portland, OR
      • Resources/Information:
      • Meet Green – meetgreen.com, bestplacestomeetgreen.com
      • Geoteaming.com
      • Convenegreen.com
      • Feedingamerica.org
      • Bluegreenmeetings.org
      • Greenseal.org
      • Charities.org
      • Carbonfund.org
      • earthera.org
      • ecosecurities.com
      • Resources/Information:
      • CIC - APEX Green Meetings Report
      • Junk to Funk
      • MPI – Oregon Chapter
      • Cleantheworld.org
      • Spaceshare.com
      • Arborday.org
      • Americanforests.org
      • Nature.org
      • Plantatreeusa.com
    • Questions?
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