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Greening Your Meeting Michael Patton firstname.lastname@example.org MetRecycle.com
Printed Materials Avoid paper if possible Try dry erase boards, Powerpoints, flash drives, Old fashioned projectors
Printed Materials Cont’d Recycled content paper Double-sided Water based adhesives Clean up mailing lists
Food and Beverage Functions China service if possible Cloth napkins Reusable coffee mugs – Styrofoam is the devil
Food and Beverages Cont’d Water pitchers Bulk dispensers – Coffee urn – Ice tea dispenser – Soda machine
Recycling Paper Plastic Aluminum Glass
Local Foods Defining local is difficult – Grown and/or processed where? Vegetarian/organic Keg beverages Prevent food waste – Commit to meal by sign up
Transportation Site selection Local transit Carpooling options Attendee and speaker travel Carbon offsets
Hotels Green practices Recycling Walkable distance Linens/towels/toiletries
Attendees Name badges – Scanable with bar codes – Reusable Badge holders Giveaways Notepads Agendas Meeting packets
Outside Attendees Webcast Conference calls – Freeconferencecall.com Minutes/proceedings
Follow-up Surveys – Surveymonkey.com Attendee input
More Resources www.greenmeetings.info www.convenegreen.com www.greenhotels.com www.sustainabletravel.org www.greenseal.org
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