Green Meetings and Conferences

The Fairmont Hotels and Resorts are now offering Eco-Meet Program – green meeting and conference services and planning options. Check out their planning guide (PDF) for details such as recycling in guest/conference rooms, eco-cleaning products, water conservation fixtures, energy efficiently with lights, disposable-free food and beverage services, paperless services, organic options, and carbon neutral off set purchases. These options may not be available at every location.

For more information on making your meetings “greener,” check out the US EPA’s Green Meetings site which can help you  is you are a meeting planner, a supplier of meeting services, a meeting host who contracts with meeting planners, or an attendee of meetings.

Environmental Practices at Conferences

A Task Force on the Environment of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (TFOE-SRRT) asked conference goers to bring their favorite traveling mugs & water bottles to Midwinter this year. Think about all the water and coffee/tea being used by the over 10,000 librarians over the course of several days and many sessions. I hope to hear that many people participated!!!

For more info on this group visit the TFOE-SRRT website.

For information on running more green meetings check out BlueGreen Meetings.