Apr 17, 2017

As one of the greenest convention centers in the country, the Colorado Convention Center couldn’t just let Earth Day come and go without doing something significant. But reserving just one day of the year to honor the environment while bringing awareness to the importance of sustainability doesn’t seem to be enough for the LEED Gold-EB-certified convention venue.

For three years in a row, the Denver-based facility has been taking an entire week to recognize Earth Day, while educating its employees in the process, via its Employee Green Week Challenge, taking place April 17-21.… more

Apr 17, 2017

In honor of Earth Day coming up April 22, TSNN is excited to release our first TSNN Green News e-newsletter that will highlight all the sustainable efforts made by shows and suppliers in the trade show industry. 

Before the recession hit, ‘going green’ was a buzz phrase that seemed to be everywhere. Most companies had sustainable practices in place and lots of shows were highlighting all the ways our industry could be saving the planet. 

‘Going green’ didn’t go away, it just was put aside for a while as companies looked to save dollars and focus on getting through… more

Apr 14, 2017

Cosmoprof North America is set to launch DISCOVER GREEN LEAF, a new curated showfloor area dedicated to green, eco-friendly, organic and natural products, at its upcoming July 9-11 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The annual trade show and conference for the global beauty industry attracted 10,369 attendees and 1,154 exhibitors to 280,991 square feet of expo space at its 2016 show.

As the newest addition to CPNA’s 11 special areas, DISCOVER GREEN LEAF comes on the heels of last year’s successful implementation of the DISCOVER GREEN… more

Apr 12, 2017

As more sustainably minded shows seek to track, measure and lessen their environmental impact, it makes sense that green event industry organizations would answer the call by providing comprehensive tools that give organizers frameworks for accomplishing those objectives.

Launched on March 25 to coincide with Earth Hour, the MeetGreen Calculator 2.0 for Sustainable Events is designed to measure sustainable event management practices by assessing the environmental impact of conference activities in several key areas, allowing event organizers to benchmark their achievements and… more

Apr 05, 2017

In an effort to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and attract more sustainably minded events, Detroit’s Cobo Center has achieved APEX/ASTM Venue Standard recertification.

Developed by ASTM International and the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX), the Venue Standard is one of nine APEX/ASTM Standards for Sustainable Meetings and Events that were created by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry to provide planners and suppliers with specific guidelines and performance measurements for producing more… more

Mar 03, 2017

It goes without saying that trade shows and events are incredibly tough on the environment, producing massive amounts of waste and carbon emissions each year. According to MeetGreen, the typical conference attendee creates more than four pounds of waste and just under 400 pounds of CO2 emissions per day.

As a show organizer, you know you should do your part to help the planet by taking your events in a more sustainable direction, but you’re concerned that going green will not only be more labor intensive, but also more expensive.

But what it if was possible to make… more