Beyond Sustainability Show and Tell

How a venue tour can be used as a tool to create more collaboration between meeting organizers and suppliers around creating more sustainable events.

BY Barbara Palmer June 14, 2024

Rethinking Swag at Events

Honeycomb Strategies has documented the life cycle of swag and its environmental impact. Here are some sustainable alternatives.

BY Michelle Russell June 14, 2024

Addressing Carbon-Intensive Air Travel in the Events Industry

At a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit in January, members of the C-suite explored solutions to current and potential disruptions in the business events industry, including curtailed travel to their in-person events because of sustainability concerns.

BY Michelle Russell June 14, 2024

How CL24 Earned EIC Silver Sustainable Event Standard Certification

PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 achieved Silver certification for its sustainability efforts. Now it’s time to explore what considerations and steps are necessary to raise the bar in 2025.

BY Michelle Russell May 20, 2024

Waste Not, Want Not: Making Leftover Event Materials Serve the Community

After WrestleMania concluded in Philadelphia, the CVB found a way to give the professional wrestling event’s banners a second life, while giving back — joining several other large events that have made sure that what’s left over goes to a good cause rather than the landfill.

BY Casey Gale May 20, 2024

When It Comes to Taking Sustainable Action, Peer Pressure Works

Dozens of global studies — and a food scale named Wade — demonstrate that the influence we have on one another is a powerful motivator for changing our impact on the environment.

BY Barbara Palmer May 20, 2024

Earth Day 2024: Ending Single-Use Plastic

Plastics are one of the most pressing environmental threats we face. And it is a threat that the events industry can do something about.

BY Barbara Palmer April 21, 2024

A Sustainability Pulse Check for Events

How does sustainability figure in the work of event organizers today? Three recent studies reveal some insights.

BY Michelle Russell March 27, 2024

How an Agrifood Event Is Cultivating Innovation and International Participation

Rooted in New York but reaching the world online, the Grow-NY Competition and Summit provides $3 million in funding for innovative startups working throughout the agrifood ecosystem, from new farming technologies to ready-to-eat food products.

BY Casey Gale March 18, 2024

Game Changer: Paris 2024 Olympics Takes Bold Strides Toward Sustainability

The Olympic Games, the largest sporting event in the world, is aiming to make next year’s edition in Paris its most sustainable ever. What can the events community learn from its plans and its progress?

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 11, 2023

The Seine’s Starring Role in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

After $1.5-billion clean-up, Paris’ famous river Seine will welcome Olympic swimmers for the first time in more than a century.

BY Barbara Palmer December 11, 2023

Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Gets Modern Makeover

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s torch concept for the Olympic and Paralympic Games blends themes of equality, water, peacefulness, and environmental consciousness.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 11, 2023

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