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  • Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. G
  • Four Pillars Zone

    1. 1. Green & Event Venue Zone
    2. 2. It is our Responsibility
    3. 3. Earth Hour
    4. 4. <ul><li>What is Green? </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Green </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate “ Green ” with vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and Resources available </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>event or meeting incorporates environmental considerations throughout all of its stages (pre and post event) in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and our planet ” </li></ul><ul><li>Green Meeting Industry Council – </li></ul><ul><li>accepted by APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) as an industry standard </li></ul><ul><li>www.conventionindustrycouncil.org </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Ensure your volunteers/staff informed of strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate stakeholders of Greening Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Green team to brainstorm </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Metal, cans </li></ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Products </li></ul>
    8. 9. 2.5 Million Water Bottles per Hour
    9. 10. <ul><li>Reusable cutlery, dishware, decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Biodegradable products </li></ul><ul><li>Condiments, beverages, purchase in Bulk </li></ul><ul><li>Locally grown/produced product </li></ul><ul><li>Donate leftovers to food bank </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Electronic registration </li></ul><ul><li>Event Itinerary on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-outs/notes on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Save generic signs for reuse </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>LED event lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Use LCD rather than CRT monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off lights, equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Use inkjet rather than laser printers </li></ul><ul><li>Control Temperatures </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Start today, do One thing Green </li></ul><ul><li>You can make a difference </li></ul>
    13. 14. Reward Publically

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