Meeting Strategies Worldwide (MSW), a Portland, Oregon event management company, has launched a web siteÂ that helps meeting planners and conference organizers find green venues for their events (see the Matter Network story here).
The MeetGreen siteÂ provides two resources:Â Â the MeetGreen Scorecard, whichÂ ranks cities based on green tourism and convention center programs, and the MeetGreen Calculator, whichÂ allows event planners to estimate the emissions footprints for potential destinations.
MSW’s backs up its tools with the MeetGreen Certification program, which evaluates the environmental meeting management practices of conference hosts to assure that they minimize the environmental impact of events in their venues.
MSW owns U.S. Service Mark Registration No. 3,387,871Â for the MEETGREEN word mark and U.S. Certification Mark Registration No. 3,408,122 (‘122 registration) for the CERTIFIED MEETGREEN design mark pictured above.
According to the ‘122 registration (meetgreen_reg.pdf),Â MSW’sÂ CERTIFIED MEETGREENÂ mark certifies that:
a conference, meeting, or exhibition complies with established environmental policies and practices in conference, meetings and exhibitions such as those regarding creation and communication of policies and measures designed to minimize waste and resource use, recycling, offset and donation programs, and the purchase and use of environmentally friendly materials and products
I, for one, will certainly check to see if the next conference I attend is MeetGreen Certified.