51% of independents (a 16% increase over 2008) 46.8% of corporate (a 10.5% increase over 2008) 44.4% both of association planners and government planners Source: 2009 Meetings Media Survey Who’s planning green meetings now 2009?
Competitive Advantage 84% of buyers felt meeting industry should take environment more seriously into account Source: IMEX 3 rd Annual Survey Results 2008
An average meeting attendee uses 20 pounds of trash PER DAY… … That’s compared to 4 - 5 pounds of trash per day when at home!!! Collect. Track. Report. Evaluate. Improve Just the Trash Facts
Report & Evaluate Success Disposed Wet Waste/Food/Non-Recycables 5 tons or 5.5 yards 90 Gallon Recycling Totes 24 bins x 150 lbs each Paper, Plastic, Glass, Aluminum 3600 lbs or 1.8 tons Cardboard Recycling 1 and ½ bales Food Pans or Trays served 358 pans Total Number of food pans reserved in employee cafeteria 26 pans
“ 95% of the meeting professionals who have ever lived are alive today. We have the opportunity together to decide what this young profession will be about; bringing people and ideas together as part of the problem, or as part of the solution. “ David Berman, Expert Speaker on Design, Ethics, Social Responsibility.
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