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November 10, 2015

Americas: 2015 Green Venue Report Released

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Green Venue ReportIt’s hard to be green when your meeting venue isn’t.

That's why the recently published Second Annual Green Venue Report, a study of the sustainability practices among 30 convention centers around the world, is important for meeting and convention planners. It compiles data from the respondents (up from 16 in 2014) that assesses the collective environmental footprints of the meetings and events that take place there, highlighting best practices and innovations of sustainably operated venues, as well as their event organizer clients.

Rather than ranking any of the centers that took part, the study reports performance data, such as recycling activities, in aggregate. It serves as a good checklist as to what meeting professionals should be asking of their venues as they enter the negotiation phase. Some of these questions are: Do you donate leftover food? What is your average waste diversion rate? What green meeting industry certifications have you achieved?

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