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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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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, September 20, 12:09 PM
Its not easy being green...
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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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10 Hot Green Meeting Trends for a Cool Planet

10 Hot Green Meeting Trends for a Cool Planet | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Can sustainability really be cool? You bet! There are cool trends in sustainable events emerging daily as our industry sees a shift to experiential gatherings. The request by attendees to be actively participating in events as a learning tool makes this a perfect opportunity to participate in green meeting initiatives as well. The heightened awareness that events should include mindfulness, wellness, and healthy options is good for the mind, body and the planet. We are all learning from each other, building on one great idea after another at an astounding rate.

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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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A new insurance market to protect people, places and economies

A new insurance market to protect people, places and economies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you hear the word ‘nature,’ what do you think about? A pristine beach? Maybe your favorite wild animal? Nature means different things to different people. But do you think of nature as a powerful source of protection from storms, rising sea levels and other negative impacts of climate change? If you don’t, then you should.

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Confessions of an Event Caterer

Confessions of an Event Caterer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I have always been a foodie and fired up by new and exciting cuisine, fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. I have 24 years of experience in event catering and I started in the eighties before everything became “trendy”. My main focus has always been off-premise catering except for 2 years as an onsite wedding facility catering company. I have grown two successful catering businesses. Partnering with different venues and catering events in different locations allows me to bring together all my passions and experiences and play a big part in special events and occasions.

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Eventaa's curator insight, August 4, 7:21 AM
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Lessons from a decade of dedication

Lessons from a decade of dedication | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s amazing to reflect that we started our sustainability journey over 10 years ago. Since then, the world has changed significantly, and aside from an increasingly isolated American President, the world’s governments’ and businesses are united in the need to tackle climate change, environmental degradation and social challenges head on. But what has changed for MCI and what lessons have we learnt in the past decade?

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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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Company Culture; a snug fit. Search & co-create!

it is hugely important to work in a place that shares similar core values with you; where colleagues work with each other in a way that you feel is right, or feel comfortable with; where objectives are in line with your own and these are met in ways that are in agreeance with your own moral compass.

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Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B 

Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Imagine a lush garden — springy and green, overflowing with arugula, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and more. Now imagine that it’s vertical, indoors — and growing on site at your next conference. 

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Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials

Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attracting and engaging with event attendees from the demographic cohort ‘Generation Y’, is one of the most sought-after targets in our fast-changing industry. In their effort to attract more millennials and motivate them to interact, event professionals strive towards creating events that act as elevated educational platforms, enhanced with digital tools, while embracing the power of social media.

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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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How Technology Continues to Help Improve Sustainability at Events

How Technology Continues to Help Improve Sustainability at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
One of the earliest improvements in regards to events and sustainability was the option for using significantly less paper during conferences, trade shows, and other meetings. Mobile devices paved …
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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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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.