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The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning, 2nd Edition by Shannon Kilkenny

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Chapter 8

Planning for Society and the Environment

Green meetings have gone mainstream and are evolving so much that venues, suppliers, and participants are responding and cooperating. Because the public and planners are starting to be more ecologically educated, many suppliers, especially hotels and convention facilities are upgrading their facilities, implementing more environmentally friendly processes and programs as well. The more you request and ultimately hire these services, the more suppliers and vendors will incorporate green practices, too.

The first step is commitment. Whether you are an independent event planner or work for a company, ...

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