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Sustainable Events and Meetings

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APEX-ASTM Environmental Sustainable Meetings and Events Standard: Checklists of measures and practices that can be used by both planners and suppliers.

British Standard 8901 for Sustainable Events Management: The British Standard requires organizations to identify and understand the environmental, social, and economic effects of activities and establish measures to minimize the negative effects.

Convention Industry Council: Trade association representing firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry.

EPA Green Meetings: Tips, tools and resources to make environmentally responsible choices.

EPA Region 9 Green Meeting Policy and Green Meeting Checklist (PDF) (27 pp, 4.8MB, About PDF): Aims to reduce the environmental footprint of Region 9 conferences and meetings as outlined in Executive Order 13514.

Green Meetings Industry Council: Global nonprofit professional meetings association dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards.

ISO20121 Standard for Sustainable Events Management: The ISO standard, which will use BS 8901 as its starting point, will take a management systems approach to creating a sustainable event.

Oceans Blue Foundation BlueGreen Meetings: Best practices for hosts, planners, and suppliers of meetings and conferences.

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