I’m always looking for different ways to “go green” with our meetings. Something I hadn’t considered until reading this article by Hunter Slaton of Meetings & Conventions Magazine is that even the method of delivering shipments to your event has an environmental impact.
Luckily, there are a couple of freight companies offering carbon-offset options. I’ll certainly be looking into this option for our annual meeting this year – one of the freight companies featured in the article is based right here in my hometown!
Carbon-offsetting isn’t the final answer on making freight carriage eco-friendly, of course, but it’s a good step in the right direction. As planners begin to push for more options, electric or hybrid trucks may begin to carry our freight to our green meetings.