Green conventions or green meetings are conventions which are conducted in such a way as to minimize the environmental burden. Green event planners apply environmentally preferred practices to waste management , resource and energy use, food selection and disposal, food selection and disposal, and management and purchasing decisions. The practice is known as „event greening“ or “ sustainable event management „.
Green event and convention planning is now an established trend within the global tourism and convention industry. Several cities in the United States and Europe now sporting green convention centers designed using green building principles and practices.
Several high visibility events including Olympic Games in Italy, Sydney, Utah, and Greece; The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, and the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. A more recent example is That of Live Earth , a series of worldwide concerts Held on July 7, 2007. That Initiated a three-year campaign to fight climate change . Such efforts aim at conserve resources, protect air and water quality, housing and human health, and showcase sustainability practices and concerns.
Parts of the tourism and convention industry now promotes green meetings, conferences, and. Industry associations have produced standards and guides for green meetings. Government agencies and non-profit organizations also support these practices with research, recommendations, grants and technical support. Some sponsors in the meeting planning industry specializes in mounting green events, and industry groups and governments sponsor awards to recognize achievements.
Green conventions, meetings, conferences and events are part of an international movement to achieve a sustainable world economy and livable planet.
- Agenda 21
- Environmental impact of aviation
- Environmental protection
- Green building
- Hypermobility (travel)
- Resource depletion
- Sustainable business
- Sustainable development
- Sustainable event management or greening event
- Sustainable tourism