ISO 20121 Case Study by Plaza Anthenee Bangkok

How does ISO20121 help organisations integrate sustainability better in their event operations? Where is the value in the standard and what principles can you take away today to improve events? ...

Great video on Las Vegas Sands ECO360 – Green Meetings

The Sands ECO360˚ Meetings program is a holistic approach to providing environmentally preferable choices and options to meeting planners and clients. It extends Las Vegas Sands Corp’s sustainability efforts to meeting and convention customers, giving them the opportunity to host gatherings in a more environmentally friendly way. Source:...

Sustainable Events Start at Sustainable Venues

The 2014 Green Venue Report offers an overview of convention center performance identifying industry best practices and bringing the topic of venue sustainability to life through leading examples. Source:...

State of Convention Centre Sustainability – Report

Sometimes centers are temporarily “green” by planner requirement, Others offer green meetings to ALL clients through carefully executed operations and services. Centers that make sustainability a priority can benefit from increased efficiencies, more engaged staff and happier clients – critical distinctions in today’s marketplace.  The 2014 Green Venue Report offers an overview of convention center performance identifying industry best practices and bringing the topic of venue sustainability to life through leading examples. www.greenvenuereport.com Source:...

Edinburgh International Conference Centre Beats New Targets for Waste and Recycling

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has beaten tough new targets to cut food and associated packaging waste and increase recycling in a UK-wide Hospitality and Food Service voluntary agreement. The agreement aims to cut food and associated packaging waste by 5% and increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste, which is being recycled, sent to anaerobic digestion or composted, up to 70% by 2015. Source:...

A fresh look at Accor’s Planet 21 sustainable hotel program.

New Zealand was the first country within the global Accor hotel network to celebrate the launch of the hotel giant’s Planet 21 sustainability strategy.   Evolving out the 1992 Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, a voluntary plan of action for sustainable development, Planet 21 aims to address ‘seven pillars’ of sustainability across the more than 3600 hotels, apartments and resorts in nearly 100 countries, and stimulate behaviour change in its more than 180,000 employees globally. The pillars consist of: Health– 96 per cent of hotels globally promote healthy dishes and 95 per cent use eco-labelled products Nature – 86 per cent of hotels recycle their waste and 41 per cent participate in reforestation projects Carbon – 7 per cent of hotels use renewable energy Innovation – 35 per cent have at least three eco-designed room components Local– 89 per cent of hotels ban endangered seafood species from menus, 81 per cent purchase and promote locally sourced products Employment – the hotels support employee growth and improving worklife and Dialogue – 36 per cent of all non-budget hotels are ISO 14001 certified. Read More: Source:...

Is it cool to be ‘green’ at sports stadiums? Yes, but it goes way beyond that…

Every Sunday during football season, the Philadelphia Eagles throw the biggest party in town, says Norman Vossschulte, the team’s director of guest experience. But parties, especially ones with more than 68,000 guests, cost a lot of money and create a lot of trash. So in 2004, the team’s senior leadership looked at the stadium’s balance sheet and identified two areas where costs were huge — energy and waste — and drummed up a plan for improvement. At first, the changes were small. The team started by tackling the waste issue — the first step was to place blue recycling containers under each desk. “This may sound very simple, but we saw we create a lot of waste and asked, ‘How do we want to change that?'” Vossschulte said. The team’s journey, now ongoing for more than a decade, coincides with the U.S. public’s awakening on matters of sustainability, Vossschulte said. “Recycling has become a cool thing nowadays, but it was not so cool 10 years ago,” he said. “Now our kids are talking about the greenhouse gas effect.” Read more >>> Source:...