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Meetings and Conferences

Environmental Attributes to Look For

Procurement Guidance

EPP Guide: Greening Your Meetings and Conferences
Procurement guide for federal purchasers of environmentally preferable meetings and conferences.

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG)
Recycled-content recommendations for procurement of conference and meeting supplies.

Web Resources

EPP Database

EPA Web Sites

Green Meetings Web Site
Information on greening meetings and conferences for meeting planners; suppliers of meeting services; meeting hosts who contract with meeting planners; and attendees of meetings.

Non-Government Web Sites

The Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), Green Hotel Initiative (GHI) Exit EPA Disclaimer
GHI works to leverage buying power to increase the supply of green hotel services - for both businesses (as institutional purchasers) and individual travelers.

Green Seal, Lodging Properties Exit EPA Disclaimer
Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization that sets environmental standards and awards a Green Seal of Approval to products that cause less harm to the environment than other similar products. Green Seal has consensus-based standards for lodging properties. This standard and a list of qualified properties are available on the Green Seal Web site.

Oceans Blue Foundation (OBF), BlueGreen Meetings Exit EPA Disclaimer
BlueGreen Meetings is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on developing environmental best practices for all sectors of the tourism industry. The BlueGreen Meetings tool provides information for hosts and planners, and suppliers, of meetings and conferences.

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