5 ways to step up your green meeting practices. 5.23.15

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With a steadily growing world population and an increasingly disposable mentality, our global footprint is threatening more and more of our earths resources. As a planner responsible for the impact made by large groups of people, you can actually contribute to a healthier planet by instituting a green meetings policy if your organization doesnt already have one. If you have adopted green initiatives, have you been following the same basic practices for the last few years, or do you constantly look for new ways to broaden your sustainability impact? In the last decade, most organizations adopted basic green practices for their meetings: separating recyclables from trash, conserving paper by printing on both sides (or eliminating paper handouts altogether), purchasing re-usable name badges, and handing out re-useable water bottles instead of bottled water. However, if you want to make greater strides in reducing your meetings footprint on the environment, in our webinar we will explore: *Thinking reusable *Thinking dual purpose *Setting a green mindset and customizing practice to fit your meeting or event *Choosing vendors who practice environmental sustainability *How using a CVB and make greening easier and help you leave any destination better than you found it!

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<ul><li> 1. 5 Ways to Step Up YourGreen Meeting PracticesAmy Frostick,VP of J&amp;A RacingAl HutchinsonVP of Conv. SalesVirginia Beach CVBKimberlee DobbinsSustainability Coor.Virginia Beach CC</li></ul> <p> 2. Greener MeetingsStep it Up!Think reusableThink dual purposeSet a green mindset and customizeChoose vendors who think green$$$$$How using a CVB makes it all easier for you toleave any destination greener than you found it! 3. CSR 4. REUSABLE 5. DUAL PURPOSE 6. MAKING GREEN FIT YOUAND YOUR MEETING Think outside the box Make a list of sustainable actions you aretaking Are you doing enoughis there more? Bring it front and center Involve everyone involved in the meeting Make green mindset comparable to budgetmindset-are you making the mark? 7. Choosing Green Vendors 8. $$$$$$ 9. Our Promise and Value To Planners Comprehensive View of the Destination Local Expertise Extensive In-Market Relationships FREE to YOU!We are the best first point of contactto help planners FIND the right fitfor any size meeting. 10. Direct to the CVB .one-stop-shop for planners:Planners easilysearch and compare meetingneeds across multipledestinations.Planners save time andmoneysubmitting one FastTrackRFPto multiple destinations.Plannersmanage a single profile,check their histories andpower shop at over 200 topcities.Find Us Online 11. Connect with over 880 destination expertsto help you FIND just the right FIT 12. CMP CREDITThis session has been verifiedby CIC to qualify for continuingeducation credit. towards theCMP certification.Participation has earned you .50Clock Hours (30 minutes) forCMP-IS Domain: A StrategicPlanning We will send you an emailwith in 5 business daysfollowing the webinar thatwill give you a link to printproof of your participation. Then you can simply list thecourse on your year-enddetail. Thank you for participating! 13. contactus@empowerMINT.com ortroberts@destinationmarketing.orgAny QUESTIONS? 14. Keep in Touch Find a Meeting Destination andConnect with an Expert:www.empowerMINT.com Stay Up to Date:www.blog.empowerMINT.com Join the Conversation:www.linkedin.com/groups/DMAIs-Network-CVBs-Meeting-Profeeionals-3224879/about Contact us:troberts@destinationmarketing.org </p>

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