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?
<ul><li>Green Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Venues </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Beverage </li></ul><ul><li>Group Activities &...
Green Destinations <ul><li>Portland, OR </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Banff Lake Louise, Alberta, ...
Green Destinations <ul><li>Boston, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Denver, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Fort La...
LEED Certified  Convention Centers
LEED Certified  Convention Centers LEED Los Angeles Convention Center – LA, California Santa Fe Convention Center – Santa ...
LEED Certified Sports Arenas LEED  Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL LEED - Gold Rose Garden...
LEED and Green Seal Certified Hotels
Green Sealed/LEED Hotels in Portland, OR & SW Washington Green Seal Doubletree Hotel Portland Marriott Waterfront Hilton P...
<ul><li>What hotels have to do to become Green Seal Certified: </li></ul><ul><li>Waste minimization  </li></ul><ul><li>Ene...
Offsite Events – fun “green” venues Ecotrust Building
Oregon Health Sciences University  South Waterfront
The Gerding Theatre
<ul><li>Market to your Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Theme your meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Social media to involve attendees ...
 
 
 
 
Free Public Transit
<ul><li>Cities with anti-idling policies : </li></ul><ul><li>Denver – “Engines OFF” </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, Canad...
<ul><li>Cities with anti-idling policies : </li></ul><ul><li>Denver – “Engines OFF” </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, Canad...
<ul><li>Financial Incentive to reduce waste </li></ul><ul><li>Hydration Station </li></ul><ul><li>Serving in bulk </li></u...
 
<ul><li>Compostable Dining </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk break items – “build your own” </li></ul><ul><li>Edible Centerpieces: </...
 
Snack break during GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference
 
- Use your dessert for the centerpiece
 
- by the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower The Living Salad Bar
Involve your Attendees
“ Green”  Group Activities & Team Building <ul><li>Clean a park </li></ul><ul><li>Paint a school </li></ul><ul><li>Plant a...
 
“ Green”  Group Activities & Team Building <ul><li>Green Thumb activity </li></ul><ul><li>Geo Caching </li></ul><ul><li>In...
 
 
“ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
“ Green”  Group Activities & Team Building
 
“ Green”  Group Activities & Team Building
Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt From this….
To this…….
Icicle Tricycles!!!
 
Entertainment Recycled Fashion Show
 
 
<ul><li>Entertainment – Concerts/Performances/Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jack Johnson En Concert” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask...
<ul><li>Encourage/Awarding Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was caught Green Handed” buttons/pins </li></ul><ul><li>Carpool...
 
 
<ul><li>Pick a local charity to donate used items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Bags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leftov...
Amenities
Trade Show Booth Giveaways
Natural Gift Giving
<ul><li>Resources/Information : </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Strategies Worldwide,  Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events...
<ul><li>Resources/Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Green – meetgreen.com, bestplacestomeetgreen.com </li></ul><ul><li>G...
<ul><li>Resources/Information: </li></ul><ul><li>CIC - APEX Green Meetings Report </li></ul><ul><li>Junk to Funk </li></ul...
Questions?
 
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  1. 1. It’s Not Your Mother’s Green Meeting Presented by Cathy Kretz, CMP; Joanna Kyser; Cindy Wallace, CMP
  2. 2. What does a green meeting look like?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Green Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Venues </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Beverage </li></ul><ul><li>Group Activities & Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Educating & Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Giving Back </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Our Presentation will cover:
  4. 4. Green Destinations <ul><li>Portland, OR </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Banff Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Calgary, Alberta, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh, PA </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle, WA </li></ul><ul><li>Orlando, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Edmonton, Alberta, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Montreal, Quebec, Canada </li></ul>
  5. 5. Green Destinations <ul><li>Boston, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Denver, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Lauderdale, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Madison, WI </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Lake City, UT </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver, BC </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria, BC </li></ul><ul><li>Whistler, BC </li></ul>
  6. 6. LEED Certified Convention Centers
  7. 7. 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)
  8. 8. LEED Certified Sports Arenas LEED Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL LEED - Gold Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR
  9. 9. LEED and Green Seal Certified Hotels
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. <ul><li>What hotels have to do to become Green Seal Certified: </li></ul><ul><li>Waste minimization </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency, conservation and management </li></ul><ul><li>Management of fresh water resources </li></ul><ul><li>Waste water management </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate storage and disposal of hazardous substances </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and socially sensitive purchasing policy </li></ul>
  12. 12. Offsite Events – fun “green” venues Ecotrust Building
  13. 13. Oregon Health Sciences University South Waterfront
  14. 14. The Gerding Theatre
  15. 15. <ul><li>Market to your Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Theme your meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Social media to involve attendees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ride share ( www.spaceshare.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking community ( www.pathable.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transportation </li></ul>
  16. 20. Free Public Transit
  17. 21. <ul><li>Cities with anti-idling policies : </li></ul><ul><li>Denver – “Engines OFF” </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, OH </li></ul>Create your own anti-idling policy
  18. 22. <ul><li>Cities with anti-idling policies : </li></ul><ul><li>Denver – “Engines OFF” </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, OH </li></ul>Create your own anti-idling policy
  19. 23. <ul><li>Financial Incentive to reduce waste </li></ul><ul><li>Hydration Station </li></ul><ul><li>Serving in bulk </li></ul><ul><li>Shared breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul>Cost Savings for both your organization and the venue
  20. 25. <ul><li>Compostable Dining </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk break items – “build your own” </li></ul><ul><li>Edible Centerpieces: </li></ul><ul><li>- Seasonal Fruit or vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>- Dessert – cupcake tree </li></ul><ul><li>Chef’s Table using only local organic ingredients </li></ul>Food and Beverage
  21. 27. Snack break during GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference
  22. 29. - Use your dessert for the centerpiece
  23. 31. - by the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower The Living Salad Bar
  24. 32. Involve your Attendees
  25. 33. “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building <ul><li>Clean a park </li></ul><ul><li>Paint a school </li></ul><ul><li>Plant a tree or work in an inner city garden </li></ul><ul><li>Build bikes for local boys and girls club </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable pub crawl or wine tour </li></ul>
  26. 35. “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building <ul><li>Green Thumb activity </li></ul><ul><li>Geo Caching </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate Yoga & Green Tea into your AM/PM Breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Plan an activity that the Destination is known for (support local businesses) </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Sculpture or Outfit from recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>Provide bikes for attendees to bike from their room to the meeting and then figure out the carbon offsets </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Powered Snow Cone Booth </li></ul>
  27. 38. “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
  28. 39. “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
  29. 41. “ Green” Group Activities & Team Building
  30. 42. Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt From this….
  31. 43. To this…….
  32. 44. Icicle Tricycles!!!
  33. 46. Entertainment Recycled Fashion Show
  34. 49. <ul><li>Entertainment – Concerts/Performances/Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jack Johnson En Concert” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your local host committee or CVB for suggestions regarding local entertainment that practices sustainability. </li></ul>
  35. 50. <ul><li>Encourage/Awarding Attendees </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was caught Green Handed” buttons/pins </li></ul><ul><li>Carpool </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Offset Program </li></ul><ul><li>Ask attendees to bring their own water bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Bag Contests </li></ul>
  36. 53. <ul><li>Pick a local charity to donate used items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Bags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leftover Meeting Supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blankets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craft Items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centerpieces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leftover banquet food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toiletries from the Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January Re-Gift Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing, i.e. Dress for Success </li></ul></ul>Giving Back
  37. 54. Amenities
  38. 55. Trade Show Booth Giveaways
  39. 56. Natural Gift Giving
  40. 57. <ul><li>Resources/Information : </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Strategies Worldwide, Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events www.meetingstrategiesworldwide.com </li></ul><ul><li>Green Meetings Industry Council www.greenmeetings.info </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Events Source Book, published by Green2B/Green2C Marketing www.greeneventssource.com </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>Doubletree Hotel Portland and Executive Meeting Center </li></ul><ul><li>Portland Hilton & Executive Towers </li></ul><ul><li>Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR </li></ul><ul><li>Red Lion on the River, Portland, OR </li></ul>
  41. 58. <ul><li>Resources/Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Green – meetgreen.com, bestplacestomeetgreen.com </li></ul><ul><li>Geoteaming.com </li></ul><ul><li>Convenegreen.com </li></ul><ul><li>Feedingamerica.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bluegreenmeetings.org </li></ul><ul><li>Greenseal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Charities.org </li></ul><ul><li>Carbonfund.org </li></ul><ul><li>earthera.org </li></ul><ul><li>ecosecurities.com </li></ul>
  42. 59. <ul><li>Resources/Information: </li></ul><ul><li>CIC - APEX Green Meetings Report </li></ul><ul><li>Junk to Funk </li></ul><ul><li>MPI – Oregon Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Cleantheworld.org </li></ul><ul><li>Spaceshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Arborday.org </li></ul><ul><li>Americanforests.org </li></ul><ul><li>Nature.org </li></ul><ul><li>Plantatreeusa.com </li></ul>
  43. 60. Questions?

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