Planning Greener Events - A Practical Approach to Reducing Carbon Footprint

Certain Software, Inc., a leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events planning industry, released a whitepaper geared towards helping meeting and event planners assess the carbon emissions of their events and pinpoint the areas in which they can improve their sustainability.
Through partnership with ClimatePath, an organization dedicated to carbon footprint assessment, reduction programs, and support for sustainability projects worldwide, the informative whitepaper offers expert advice on the subject of reducing meetings and events related carbon emissions.

Used with permission:

Green Meeting Guide of the United Nations / ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

The Guide focuses in particular on the most common type of meetings within the UN: small and medium sized meetings with up to 200 participants. It is structured to support those individuals and teams who are responsible for the organisation and the logistics related to the event. Its two core sections -"Green meetings: what to know" and "Green meetings: what to do"- will give the readers both the elements to explain the background and justification to organise a green meeting, and a practical checklist to guide the implementation phase.

The guide is available online at:

The Economy and the Environment
Source: Meeting Strategies Worldwide

50 practical tips to make your events more sustainable from Seventeen Events
Author: Seventeen Events

How to B GREEN - Tools to Effective Green Events
Author: Estoril Congress Center, Portugal

Green Meetings Policy
Author: National Recycling Coalition