Do you look for properties with active recycling programs? Provide attendees with information on the local public transit system? Insist on biodegradable cups and plates when using disposables is unavoidable? Offer collateral materials in a downloadable form to reduce paper consumption?
These are just some recommendations for environmentally friendly meetings released in April by the Convention Industry Council's www.conventionindustry.org, delivers best practices for suppliers and event organizers, covering issues around destination selection, transportation, food and beverage, communications, and more. In each section, the authors outline “minimum best practices” and “strongly recommended best practices,” and offer a variety of resource links.Task Force. The group's 12-page report, available at