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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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How Your Next Event Can Help Saving Mother Earth

How Your Next Event Can Help Saving Mother Earth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I’m only one person, so what difference will this make?” is, unfortunately, something we hear a lot when discussing the world’s environmental challenges. Similarly, when organising events many planners will echo similar sentiments with claims that “one event isn’t going to make a difference” or that “it’s not worth the effort”. After all, what’s one more plastic bottle or one more tree cut?

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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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Where We Get It Wrong: The Shortcomings of Travel Sustainability Policy

Where We Get It Wrong: The Shortcomings of Travel Sustainability Policy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Travel policy is an impactful way to move toward more sustainable practices for meetings and business travel—and there’s plenty of room for improvement, according to a survey of travel management pros by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation in conjunction with AIG Travel.

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Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A GBTA Foundation study finds only one in six travel management professionals incentivize business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices.
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The right way

The right way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everyone is a watchdog or whistleblower these days thanks to pervasive social media and deep searches on the internet. Companies can no longer hide their worst traits and habits—and this is a good thing. The more ethical big businesses are, the better off the world will be. At least that’s the theory. Whether it’s true or not is for time to judge.
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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A case study that looks at how Catalonia encourages and promotes local food systems in sustainable tourism.
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Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We now know the landscape of sustainable events is constantly shifting, improving, and growing. Our experience has taught us some green meeting practices are simply better at addressing negative impacts or creating benefit than others.

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How Benchmarking is Driving Progress in Destination Sustainability Performance

How Benchmarking is Driving Progress in Destination Sustainability Performance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GDS-Index is unique in that it focuses on the ability of the destination and its supplier base to support corporate, association and government planners to organise sustainable events. The GDS-Index helps destinations to engage clients around sustainability, align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of sustainable practices in their city.
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Sustainability in Incentive Travel

Sustainability in Incentive Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 Brands that organize motivational events and incentive travel and consumers who attend these events are demanding greater responsibility and
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The Journey Towards A Zero Footprint Event: Danish Maritime Forum 2016

The Journey Towards A Zero Footprint Event: Danish Maritime Forum 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From 26-27 October 2016, key leaders representing all parts of the global maritime value chain gathered in Copenhagen for the third Danish Maritime Forum. As fundamental shifts in the economy and technological advances transform the industry at an unprecedented pace, one important objective throughout the event was to address how businesses can use more sustainable approaches in order to achieve long-lasting success while championing sustainable development.
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Virtual Site Visit - Could It Be a Thing? 

Virtual Site Visit - Could It Be a Thing?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you need to do a site inspection for an event you are planning or managing? Are you unable to go in person? Have you considered a virtual site inspection?

In the age of deep digital resources a meeting professional and hosting organization can accomplish most of the preliminary inquiry process for property suitability by simply visiting a venue’s website.

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Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events

Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These 10 practical, easy-to-implement suggestions from U.K.-based not-for-profit Positive Impact  can help your organization reduce the carbon footprint of its events and inspire attendees to take the message to their organizations. Positive Impact, launched in 2005, provides sustainability education for the events industry.

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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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Sustainability a Growing Effort Among Green Convention Centers 

Sustainability a Growing Effort Among Green Convention Centers  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a report compiled by Greenview and Twirl Management, data was collected from 44 venues around the world to provide a comprehensive analysis on food waste, energy efficiency, sustainability and data collection for 2015. 

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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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You Won’t Believe How Big The Sharing Economy Is Going To Be By 2025

You Won’t Believe How Big The Sharing Economy Is Going To Be By 2025 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You’ve heard plenty about Airbnb, Uber, Lyft and other leaders in the sharing economy. Now, get a look at how the shift toward sharing is projected to add up to some serious dollars.
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Crowdholding's curator insight, January 9, 11:50 AM

Incredible! The sharing economy will grow 10x in the next 8 years according to PwC. 

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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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3 Ways to Combine Sustainable Tourism With the Global Events Industry 

3 Ways to Combine Sustainable Tourism With the Global Events Industry  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Often, the best ways to save the planet are to consider it in our daily lives. The same goes for the global event planning industry—it’s often…
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5 Incredibly Easy Eco-Friendly Ideas to Use at Your Next Trade Show | TSNN Trade Show News

Whether or not your brand has established eco goals or objectives, there’s a lot of value for the planet, for your brand and for your prospects and customers in going green at trade shows.

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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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8 Tips for Sustainable Events

8 Tips for Sustainable Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A lot of people talk about sustainable events these days – but fewer know what that really means. Sustainable events are more than just “green”. Here are 8 tips on how to organize your trade fair or congress sustainably.

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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, September 26, 2016 7:36 AM
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You Can End Food Waste at Events

You Can End Food Waste at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Producing a healthy event is not just about providing fresh, local, and organic food, it also takes into consideration the food waste after the event.
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