Who is your green meetings pioneer?

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Green meetings and events are on the move. Thanks to the Dutch chapter of the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) I get endless tips and advices for more sustainable meetings. This is great, because I truly believe that the future of our industry is green and I’m not alone. Many hotels, restaurants and caterers are Green Key- or Green Globe-certified and still looking for more ways to be eco-friendly.

As every trend, green meetings need a pioneer, a role model who shows us how to do it. For the event industry these are ID&T (Welcome to the Future Festival) and Whole Earth Festival in Davis, California. Do we have such a pioneer in the corporate meetings sector? Can you name a meeting planner you would suggest as a role model for green meetings? Why did they impress you and what can we learn from them? I would love to hear your opinion on that topic.

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One thought on “Who is your green meetings pioneer?

  1. It’s difficult to nominate just one, however you’d be hard pressed to create any kind of list without mentioning Shawna McKinley’s (@s_mckinley) thought leadership. Her eventcellany.com blog is always refreshed with well-written pieces and reflections from her day-to-day experiences. She’s working on the front-lines of green meetings and is definitely an influencer to keep an eye on.

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