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Green Energy Ideas to Power Up Your Next Event

Green Energy Ideas to Power Up Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Green energy and innovative sustainable solutions have been in the event industry’s spotlight for quite some time now – the latest paradigm being the recent EXPO 2017 in Astana. It is evident that our world needs to move away from the ever-increasing power consumption and its severe environmental repercussions, with events spearheading this massive effort.

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Getting to the Root of Food Waste

Getting to the Root of Food Waste | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Five thousand Calgary residents were invited to one in downtown’s Olympic Plaza on June 15, no strings attached. On the menu: carrot soup, chickpea salad, Panzanella Greek salad, and potato salad, topped off with bread pudding with compote. The cost to feed the crowd was well below even the most constrained F&B budget: $380. 

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Getting Serious About Sustainability

Getting Serious About Sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sustainability efforts are a win-win for meetings industry professionals; cutting down on waste is financially desirable and contributing to local communities and educating attendees is part of what makes face-to-face meetings so powerful.

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Key Lessons From a Decade of Dedication to Sustainability

Key Lessons From a Decade of Dedication to Sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more and more communities, governments and businesses joining the fight to tackle climate change, environmental degradation and social challenges, it is exciting to reflect on our journey towards sustainability and see where we have come and what we have learnt in the past ten years.

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“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine

“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have been around for a while now. You’ve probably been using them on your Christmas tree for years, and most new automobile headlights are LED. Though they aren’t new, they are still affecting the theatrical lighting world in a big way—but their usefulness doesn’t stop there. If you have a stage to light up, a ballroom desperate for pretty colors on the walls, or you want to have different looks for different parts of your show, LEDs are the answer.

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Earth Day 2017: Tips for Designing Sustainable Events 

Earth Day 2017: Tips for Designing Sustainable Events  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re trying to attract younger guests or simply just want to “do your part,” designing sustainable events is worthy a challenge for any organization.

As our society evolves into a more environmentally conscious mindset (including the increasing popularity of Earth Day), it only makes sense that our industry would follow suit.  If our goal is to create experiences that stick with attendees, aligning with the same philanthropic principles is a no-brainer.

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Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless 

Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With Earth Day just around the corner, consider this: 75% of millennials are willing to pay more for eco-friendly offerings. And your event is no exception. 

Savvy organizers know that positioning an event as “eco-friendly” is not just the right thing to do. It’s a smart way to align your brand with your audience’s values and protect your bottom line.

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12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen

12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the holiday season ends, we thought it would be fun AND helpful to do a countdown with the 12 Days of Sustainability. Starting on December 25th we posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts a useful sustainable event tip you could use during the holidays and year round! In case you missed them, here is the full list: Give a plant as a gift that will keep on giving all throughout the year!

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Why More Event Attendees Are Asking For Locally Sourced F&B

Why More Event Attendees Are Asking For Locally Sourced F&B | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We want to feel invested in our communities — but that's just one of the many reasons event attendees are looking for locally sourced meals.
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Creating Events with Purpose

Creating Events with Purpose | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A radical shift in global consumer attitude is underway – the rise of the conscious consumer. Today’s events must evolve with them. How can you innovate your events with purpose to build brand love and loyalty for your clients?

People no longer want just products or services – they want authentic experiences with a deeper purpose. Experiences that reflect our values.

The best, most competitive brands in our world today increasingly gravitate toward greater social purpose, sustainability and a net positive impact. They want us to get outdoors instead of shop Black Friday. Or celebrate our imperfect bodies as our real beauty.

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6 Tips for a Digital Strategy that Drives Sustainability

6 Tips for a Digital Strategy that Drives Sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For nearly a decade, technology usage is increasing and experience has proved that virtual connections increases face-to-face attendance and plays a very important part in your event sustainability strategy.
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The Most Innovative Green Exhibit Ideas

The Most Innovative Green Exhibit Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When designing an exhibit booth most of us think brand impact first. Environmental impacts are rarely top of mind.
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5 Benefits to Marketing at Tradeshows with Eco-Friendly Reusable Bags

Eco-friendly reusable bags bring a lot to the table. Obviously, they’re eco-friendly, but they also deliver a great return on your investment, they are very effective at establishing and maintaining your branding message and when well thought out in their design, can increase leads. Here are five reasons you should consider marketing at your next tradeshow with eco-friendly reusable bags.

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3 Reasons to Make Your Event Paperwork Paperless 

3 Reasons to Make Your Event Paperwork Paperless  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event paperwork leaves a lot of room for error. Here are 3 simple ways to make illegible, incomplete, or lost paperwork a thing of the past.
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5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events

5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As President of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) with over 14 years’ experience in designing and delivering winning sustainability strategies and organising sustainable events, Roger Simons looks at the 5 common mistakes planners make when...
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6 Bright Ideas for Green Meetings | Smart Meetings

6 Bright Ideas for Green Meetings | Smart Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thanks to new innovations in sustainable technology and processes, it’s now easier than ever to plan green meetings. Here are some ideas for green meetings.
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5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events

5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For Earth Day and for #csrshareday I wanted to share the 5 frequent mistakes planners make when creating sustainable events.
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Make Your Events "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"

Make Your Events "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Healthy events are the latest trend. Learn how the triple bottom line and your participants can benefit from healthier strategies.
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9 Things Students Can Teach You About CSR

9 Things Students Can Teach You About CSR | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Service projects have become a staple fixture of events. But some projects can leave you wondering how effective they are, and who really benefits. This fall students in the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Sustainable Event Management Program were challenged to create a diversity of event concepts that show-and-tell the secrets to effective event CSR. This blog post provides a snapshot of their creative ideas.

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Water, Water, Everywhere? Five ways to save water at your events and the reasons why.

Water, Water, Everywhere? Five ways to save water at your events and the reasons why. | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As meeting professionals, both planners and suppliers, we have an enormous opportunity to make an impact just by making more responsible choices, to be aware of the consequences of our requests on the communities where our events are held. Most of these choices are the low-hanging fruit of water conservation and don’t require much effort.

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Do Your Event Gifts Keep Giving?

Do Your Event Gifts Keep Giving? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event gifts are an important way to say thank you. Here are some great CSR ideas for event planners that give as well as giving back.
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4 Green Event Mistakes You Should Stop Making

4 Green Event Mistakes You Should Stop Making | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you making any of these common green event mistakes eventprofs? Make these small changes for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly event.

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9 Tips for Hosting a Carbon-Neutral Event

9 Tips for Hosting a Carbon-Neutral Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are plenty of ways event and meeting professionals can identify, reduce, and offset carbon emissions. Events, particularly large ones that require long-distance travel by attendees, are huge producers of greenhouse gas emissions.

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10 Easy Steps To Find Event Volunteers

10 Easy Steps To Find Event Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: no successful event is a one-man show. Sometimes, you need a lot of help to accomplish everything time for your fundraiser or conference. Depending on your corporation, your budget may be too small to hire freelancers.

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