View Envision Festival Costa Rica eco-initiatives in this short video

Envision Festival In Costa Rica is creating a new, sustainable model for festivals and for a culture of awareness through permaculture initiatives and education. Envision is a Leave No Trace event, and we therefore always leave the land in as good if not better condition than we found it. We try to minimize waste sent to the landfills and maximize recycling and composting rates, conserve water as much as possible, mitigate our atmospheric impact from transportation and energy, source only environmentally-sound products and materials, and we always maintain positive relations with our surrounding community. Read more of their eco initiatives here: http://www.2015.envisionfestival.com/index.php/env-event-info/eco-initiatives-sustainability-report Source:...

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:...

This Is What Happens To Your Event Waste

These days, many planners ask venues to provide a recycling program for their event. But what happens to your event waste when it leaves the building? Every year, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) finds out by integrating an offsite waste management tour into their pre-event General Assembly site visit. Why do they do it? What do they learn and how can you plan your own? What is an offsite waste management tour? This activity takes event planning team members to visit the facilities that receive left-over event materials. It takes 2-3 hours and typically includes a stop at a recycling plant (or perhaps more than one), and a composting facility. UUA’s tour takes place eight months before their event and includes UUA staff, MeetGreen, venue, catering and convention and visitor bureau employees, and interested UUA event committee members. Watch this video to learn more about Rhode Island recovery facility – where UUA’s event materials will be recycled. Marcel Lussier of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Center explains to the UUA General Assembly event team what is happening on the floor of the recycling plant Find out more over at Shawna McKinley’s great blog: eventcellany.com/2014/06/08/uua-ga-providence-waste/...