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The Green Meeting is wholeheartedly dedicated to coverage of sustainable events, trade shows, conventions and business travel. Our $100 billion dollar industry can thrive in the future only by treading lightly upon the planet. We offer breaking environmental news each workday for eco-savvy meeting planners, along with regular features and interviews about Earth-friendly events. The Green Meeting also reports in depth on air carriers, cruise lines, event facilities and world destinations. With writers experienced in the meetings business and passionate about protecting our planet, we are a fresh voice for an industry striving for sustainability.

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Atlantic City center begins installation of largest solar roof system in U.S.
November 18, 2008 07:33 AM - , The Green Meeting

The first section of solar panels has been installed atop the Atlantic City Convention Center. The power system is to be the largest single-roof photovoltaic system in the U.S., with some 13,321 panels capable of generating 2.36 megawatts. The panels will cover 290,000 square feet, or two-thirds of the venue's roof.

Eco-show launches four-city expansion
October 17, 2008 07:48 AM - , The Green Meeting

Go Green Expo, a business-to-business and consumer showcase for green living products and services, has announced a four-city tour beginning in January 2009 that includes Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City and Atlanta. The event debuted in New York this year during Earth Week.

Ted Turner announces Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
October 7, 2008 09:41 AM - , The Green Meeting

On Monday, mega-entrepreneur Ted Turner announced the Partnership for Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, a new sustainable tourism standards regime for tourism businesses, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Turner, founder of the United Nations Foundation, was joined by the Rainforest Alliance, The UN Environment Program and the UN World Tourism Organization and many other groups. The voluntary sustainable tourism criteria are based on best practices drawn from different standards for sustainability in use around the world today.

Eco-tower rising in Lower Manhattan to include hotel and meeting space
August 13, 2008 11:22 AM - , The Green Meeting

Developers recently broke ground on an Earth-friendly, $600 million mixed-use skyscraper in Lower Manhattan that will include condominiums, retail, a boutique hotel and meeting space. Located at 50 West Street, the 580,000-square-foot tower is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification when completed in 2011.

Eco-airline takes to the skies of the Pacific Northwest
August 6, 2008 09:08 AM - , The Green Meeting

While the nation’s major air carriers fight for survival in a world of soaring jet fuel prices and concern over pollution caused by aircraft, a new business commuter carrier in the Pacific Northwest is offsetting 100 percent of its airplanes’ emissions.

Air Canada introduces offsets for corporate travel
August 5, 2008 10:29 AM - , The Green Meeting

The largest full-service airline in Canada has extended a popular carbon offset initiative to business clients. Air Canada’s program will be operated in conjunction with Zerofootprint, a carbon management firm that already has helped individual passengers on the carrier to voluntarily offset 9,417 tons of carbon.

Dems to leave behind a greener Denver
July 29, 2008 11:04 AM - , The Green Meeting

The Democratic Party has garnered praise and a fair amount of derision for its attempt to hold an Earth-friendly convention this year in Denver. Especially, event planners have been ribbed for their request that caterers provide food that comes in "at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple and white.' Garnishes could not be counted toward the colors."

Green Events Across the U.S. in Late Summer and Fall
July 29, 2008 09:51 AM - , The Green Meeting

Here is a guide to green events taking place across the United States in the coming months, including Build It Green, the Slow Food National Festival, West Coast Green, and others.

A new credential for green planners
July 25, 2008 11:59 AM - , The Green Meeting

At last, meeting professionals wishing to master sustainable practices and receive recognition for their expertise may enroll in the world’s first certification program for green events planning.

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