Why is producing a “green” meeting so important? Why do I write about green meetings so often?
Well, let’s think about how many people we affect. The annual scientific meeting for the society I work for brings more than 7,000 people together in one place every year. That’s 7,000 opportunities to reduce an individual’s environmental footprint – every day of our event.
So, I continue to research ideas to increase the “green” quotient for our annual event. I have 7,000 reasons to work harder to improve our meeting’s impact. How many reasons do you have?
Need ideas on where to start? Check out what some planners did in 2007: http://wwww.pcma.org/Convene/Issue_Archives/September_2007/Articles/Green_Meetings.htm