A new credential for green planners
At last, meeting professionals wishing to master sustainable practices and receive recognition for their expertise may enroll in the worldâ€™s first certification program for green events planning.
Late last week, the important announcement came from the Association for Green Meetings and Events. The recently-formed group is launching a 25-hour, hands-on educational program focused on green project management and best practices using the association's â€œAGME EcoAuditâ€ to determine ROI.
Interested planners may download a curriculum for the program online (pdf.)
â€œThe thought to create, develop and implement the industryâ€™s first ever certification dedicated to the green movement is a dream come true,â€ said Loriann White, CMM, co-founder of AGME.
White said that a recent survey of 200 meeting professionals revealed that fully 85 percent favored the creation of a certification regime for eco-minded events professionals.
AGME will launch the Certification in Green Meetings and Events (CGME) program at the associationâ€™s annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif., this August.
Stay tuned to The Green Meeting for more about this exciting development in the greening of the events industry.