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Jill Stone

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day

Earth Day 2016 falls on Friday, April 22 this year. Now in it’s 46th year, this movement is meant to “inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action,” particularly on environmental issues. The meetings industry has experienced a lot of greening up over the years; both in how we approach and plan our[...]

Your Meeting’s Carbon Footprint

carbon footprint

A carbon footprint is measured by the “total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually express(ed) in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).” What this means is that, for example, when you drive your particular car, a particular distance, at a particular speed, the burning of the gas generates[...]

A Look Back

I have been writing blogs for over a year now. As we head into this New Year, I decided to first take a  look at where we’ve been and travel back to some of my favorite blogs. Please journey with me!  Then don’t forget to comment below; each comment gets entered into a contest for[...]

Go for the Green!

“Green Meetings” continues to buzz about in the trends – which is a very good thing! Some cities are greener than others. So why not plan your next meeting where green efforts abound and support these cities’ efforts? In San Francisco the city streets are lined with blue bins for recyclables, green for compostables and[...]

From Farm to Table, From Roof to Restaurant

We continue to trend toward going local and knowing the source of our food. Many of my clients are in the agricultural business, and I was recently educated on food that goes straight from the farm and onto the table. Farm to table limits the negative impact on the environment and lessens the eco-footprint. Rather[...]

Gen Y Has Meeting Planning Well in Hand

Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, denotes those born in the mid-70s until the early 2000s. They grew up during a time when the internet completely changed all traditional media. These are the people who have recently and are currently entering our workforce. At a recent PCMA Convening Leaders 2011 Conference (held in[...]

Is Your Meeting Really Green?

Green is still an option in meeting planning; we are offered “green meeting” and “eco-friendly” meeting packaging from the sites we consider.  But really, it is time for us to make “green” the norm. Even so, the green and eco-friendly options do not always speak to the actual green-ness of our meeting. Whether it be[...]

Green Up Your Meetings

As stewards of the planet Earth, it is our responsibility to go green where ever and whenever we can.  Making a conscientious effort to “Green Up” your meeting is easy!  All you need do is ask a few questions and become aware of what you can do to enhance your green factor. First, consider a[...]