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Green Strides: 3 Convention Centers Make Sustainable Moves to Honor Earth Week

Green Strides: 3 Convention Centers Make Sustainable Moves to Honor Earth Week | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the world celebrates Earth Day April 22, event professionals, organizations and venues are taking stock of the impact their carbon footprint has on climate change and implementing initiatives to be more sustainable. Following are three convention centers that unveiled green initiatives to mark Earth Week.

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40% of event attendees to have dietary requirements by 2030 as industry moves towards ‘green eating’

40% of event attendees to have dietary requirements by 2030 as industry moves towards ‘green eating’ | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event organisers believe that the number of dietary requirements amongst delegations will grow from 20%, in 2020, to 40% by 2030, according to research by Lime Venue Portfolio. The resurgence of trends such as vegan and plant-based diets will continue to supplement more traditional requirements (gluten free and other allergen related) as more and more delegates take a sustainable stance when eating at events.

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What is Regenerative Capitalism?

What is Regenerative Capitalism? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Regenerative capitalism looks to reconsider our current capitalist ideologies by looking beyond net-zero emissions to a net-positive impact on the planet.

 

It's vital that organizations and governments alike are helping to address the climate crisis, agree sustainability advocates.

 

Regenerative activities can include sustainable urban development and architecture planning.

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Organisers eye 'legacy' as London win Ecocity World Summit

Organisers eye 'legacy' as London win Ecocity World Summit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

London has won a bid to host the biennial Ecocity World Summit.

First held in 1990, Ecocity World Summit is the pioneer conference on sustainable cities.

Every two years it brings together urban stakeholders from across the world to focus on how cities and citizens can rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems. …

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How Sustainabilty, Health Foods are Inspiring 2022 Event F&B

How Sustainabilty, Health Foods are Inspiring 2022 Event F&B | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The National Restaurant Association has released its “What’s Hot: 2022 Culinary Forecast,” which reveals that the F&B industry is choosing to reset in 2022. What was in 2021 an “off-premise” and “meal-kit” focus is this year centered around sustainability and health and immunity-boosting foods.

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What Will Sustainable Events Look Like in 2022?

What Will Sustainable Events Look Like in 2022? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With single-use items on the rise again following the spread of the Omicron variant, many planners are questioning how to keep their events not only safe but sustainable, too. Here, seven event professionals share their plans.

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22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities

22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your purpose-driven manual for 2022: a collection of must-not-miss business opportunities and emerging consumer trends and insights that no brand can afford to ignore, plus advice on creating your own innovations.

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U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit 

U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park.

 

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most innovative travel technologies on public lands and improve visitors' tourism experience.

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Corporates Support Event Industry COP26 Commitments

Corporates Support Event Industry COP26 Commitments | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate event organisers have pledged their support for the event industry’s framework on climate change, which was agreed at the COP26 conference last week. As well as representatives from across the industry’s global associations, ICE (in-house Corporate Events) presented the voice of the corporate buyer, who impressed the importance of collaboration between corporates, venues and agencies.

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MGM’s Mega Solar Array Now Powering 13 LV Strip Resorts

MGM’s Mega Solar Array Now Powering 13 LV Strip Resorts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This week, MGM Resorts International launched its 100-megawatt solar array, the hospitality industry's largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide. The array's clean energy now produces up to 90 percent of MGM Resorts' Las Vegas daytime power needs, spanning 65 million square feet of buildings across 13 properties and more than 36,000 rooms on the Las Vegas Strip — including ARIA, Bellagio, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, New York New York and Park MGM.

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Events Industry Council Makes Sustainability Education More Accessible for Event Professionals

Events Industry Council Makes Sustainability Education More Accessible for Event Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Events Industry Council (EIC) recently launched an interactive, self-paced online version of its in-person Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Program (SEPC), putting educational opportunities within easier reach for event planners, suppliers and sustainability professionals seeking to improve the environmental performance of their events and services.

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UFI releases major sustainability report on the exhibition industry

UFI releases major sustainability report on the exhibition industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Global association of the exhibition industry, UFI has released a new report on the status of sustainability in the exhibition industry, including results from surveys conducted by UFI research partner Explori.

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Solar power array for 36,000 MGM rooms to be activated

Solar power array for 36,000 MGM rooms to be activated | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The 323,000-panel array located in the desert north of Las Vegas will supply electricity for 36,000 rooms in 13 Strip resorts when it’s activated.

 

The power-up plan will provide a long stride toward the company’s energy sustainability goals.

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The Heat Is On: How to Bake a Climate Strategy Into Your Event

The Heat Is On: How to Bake a Climate Strategy Into Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Severe drought and record-setting heat waves in western North America serve as a clear reminder of the urgent need to maintain sustainability as an event priority and step-up your event sustainability strategy. Here’s what you need to do.

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The Sustainable Event Buyer's Guide 2021

The Sustainable Event Buyer's Guide 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite a sea change in market circumstances the sophomore Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide maintains its focus, detailing green thinking, green policy, green technology, green products/services and green best practice.

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Focus on Sustainability: The pandemic's green shoots: Travel Weekly

Focus on Sustainability: The pandemic's green shoots: Travel Weekly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even as it sidelined travel worldwide, the Covid crisis also helped sharpen the industry’s focus on sustainability.

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How To Make Sustainability a Priority Again, According to Green Events Expert Julia Spangler

How To Make Sustainability a Priority Again, According to Green Events Expert Julia Spangler | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For event professionals who are passionate about sustainability, this past year has raised some concerns about the future of green events. As the trade show and meetings industry begins to recover, and with event budgets tighter than ever, will anyone care enough about sustainability to help the cause or will green practices end up on the bottom rung of importance?

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A New North Star for the Meetings Industry

A New North Star for the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A veteran planner sees six key themes for the future of meetings and events; purposeful, sustainable, digital, experience-based, data-driven and interactive.  

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Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability

Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Positive Impact Events is empowering its 1,400 strong community of Ambassadors to raise funds that will support the creation of a science-based carbon target and reduction framework, a requirement to ensure future generations can still attend events. Centered around Earth Day (22nd April ’21), the Ambassadors will be asking fellow event professionals, marketing their sustainability initiatives, to do so in a way that will make a difference for the future of the event sector.

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M&IT brings together associations for Sustainability Now!

M&IT brings together associations for Sustainability Now! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

M&IT brought together 10 associations from around the events world for Sustainability Now!, an idea-packed event on how to drive the sustainability agenda. 

 

Attendees heard a keynote speech from sustainability pioneer Guy Bigwood of the Global Destinations Sustainability Movement, speaking about the Regenerative Revolution, a new paradigm for event management.

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Re-incorporating Sustainability into the Future of Meetings

Re-incorporating Sustainability into the Future of Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While meetings professionals and the hospitality partners they work with have been understandably focused on the health and safety of event attendees since the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic, both groups realize the continued importance of incorporating sustainability measures into those events, as well.

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Venues & Vendors: A Way Forward Through Sustainability

Venues & Vendors: A Way Forward Through Sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Venue and vendor services need to look ahead at sustainable solutions for moving forward to include the environmental impacts that they can include.

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10 Sustainable + Hygienic Tips for the Post-Corona MICE World

10 Sustainable + Hygienic Tips for the Post-Corona MICE World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To hold the pandemic at bay, disposable items seem to be the easy solution to keep things clean and safe. But do not throw out the baby with the bath water! The MICE industry has come a long way in recent years to help slow man-made climate change—which, don’t forget, will hit us with its own health challenges down the road.

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The Regenerative Event Checklist

The Regenerative Event Checklist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As lockdown measures begin to loosen in Europe, life is slowly starting to resemble a more familiar past. However, there are notable differences, with the visitor economy and meetings industry, particularly hard hit. As we set out to recover from the impacts of covid-19, leaders are calling for a green and fair recovery to avoid a return to the ‘old normal’. It follows, that the meetings industry in particular will experience a tough rebound, unless both the economic importance of the industry, and a clear vision and plan for a more sustainable and regenerative way of organising events is defined.

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Secrets for Wellness Magic

Secrets for Wellness Magic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Closing big deals are usually a cause for celebration, but when John Ayo closed a deal while working for IBM, Ayo simply didn’t feel good enough to celebrate. He went to a doctor, and after spending thousands of dollars, he was simply told, “It’s all in your head.” This disappointment led to his journey into alternative medicines.

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