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James Watson
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Green meeting ninja & sustainability obsessed
Green meeting ninja & sustainability obsessed

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The subtitle says it all: "The World’s Largest Brat Fest is Going Green!" Need we say more? Mmmm... Bratwurst...

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If CSR or Corporate Sustainability programs are any indication, a greater emphasis on reporting is needed if "green meetings" are really going to catch on with large corporations.

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For attendees travelling in from great distances, the sustainability merit of the hotel accommodations they stay at will affect an event’s overall impact.

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The standards for accessibility have been rising in jurisdictions around the world, and while some venues have taken to this positively and have done a lot to improve their spaces, others have proven to be laggards on the issue.

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Journalist Murray Carpenter crunched the numbers to find that discarded “K-Cups”—single-serve coffee capsules, or “pods,” used in Keurig coffee makers over the course of a year—could circle the globe almost 11 times. They're no better than bottled water so please, do not use them at your event!   #sustainability  

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If you place your sustainability requirements upfront, you can greatly improve the sustainability of your events. #eventprofs  

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Serving local and seasonal food can greatly improve the sustainability of your event. The fewer miles that food travels from farm to plate, the better for all involved (did we mention it tastes better?!).  #greenmeetings  

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To the chagrin of planners and attendees alike: vegetarian and vegan food. #eventprofs
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Avoid excess space by using this tool to calculate the correct size room for your event.
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The 2015 Canada Winter Games are taking on a leadership position by being the first multi-sport event in Canada to seek compliance against the ISO 20121  and CSA event sustainability standards. #iso20121  
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