Web-based tool to assess environmental impact of meetings now available

MeetGreen is the pioneer’s choice for environmentally sound meetings. MeetGreen is a line of tools and certifications that give guidance for green meetings.

Green meetings have been defined as a “meeting that incorporates environmental considerations throughout all stages of the meeting in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment.”

A small meeting may not seem important, after all what difference does a few dozen cups and napkins make?

But think about what happens when it is on a large scale. For example, during a typical five day conference, 2,500 attendees will use 62,500 plates, 87,500 napkins, 75,000 cups or glasses and 90,000 cans or bottles. Plus there are all the greenhouse emissions from people travelling to and from the conference and paper and plastic waste from conference handouts.

A typical 5 day conference for 2,500 attendees will use 90,000 cans or bottles, 750,000 cups and 87,500 napkins (Meeting Strategies Worldwide, 2003).

Here are 10 top tips for green meetings available withouth purchasing.