A carbon reduction study released in mid-December shows how businesses and other organizations can connect the dots between their day-to-day greenhouse gas reduction programs and the sweeping, ambitious targets that will be needed to prevent runaway climate change.
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BOSTON — A 5½-hour road trip from Montreal to Boston over the weekend showed that a chartered bus to a conference can be just the right place to deliver content, generate discussion, and help participants get ready for the networking and knowledge sharing ahead of them.
One more reason for meetings to embrace low-carbon design: As climate campaigners pointed out with this flyover at International Civil Aviation Organization headquarters, airlines won’t be coming to anyone’s rescue anytime soon. Photo ©Guy Lavigueur
Not long ago, Judy Kucharuk had a chat with event industry heavyweight Richard Aaron of BizBash Media. She shares her experience here.
Recently I attended the 2012 GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference in Montreal, Canada. As a GMIC Member, I look forward to the annual conference as a way to “reconnect, realign and reinvigorate”. The energy at the annual conference is palpable, as like minded individuals gather to share information and their vision for the future of the sustainable meetings industry.
Raising awareness of sustainability issues at your event is important. But stopping there may not be the best approach. You may want to check out Shawna McKinley’s article about how a short-sighted strategy can do more harm than good.
Imagine an industry that shows a cumulative net loss after decades of operation. Its main business model is a poster child for showing MBA students the strategies they should avoid at all costs.
The power of the Internet is partly about the unexpected connections that help people share knowledge and build community, often in ways that make services more affordable and environmentally friendly.
In meetings, we’re just scratching the surface of what might be possible online. Not simply to try and replace live meetings with virtual ones, or print publications with conference content websites, but to combine the various options into a result that is greater than the sum of the parts.
The Arctic is changing so quickly that it’s become one of the many early warning systems for global climate change. Each year brings new reports of ice sheets breaking off into the sea, along with a mad scramble to plan shipping routes and resource development projects that would have been difficult or impossible a generation ago.