Eco-Marks for Green Certified Meetings


Meeting Strategies Worldwide (MSW), a Portland, Oregon event management company, has launched a web site that helps meeting planners and conference organizers find green venues for their events (see the Matter Network story here).

The MeetGreen site provides two resources:  the MeetGreen Scorecard, which ranks cities based on green tourism and convention center programs, and the MeetGreen Calculator, which 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. 3,387,871 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), MSW’s CERTIFIED MEETGREEN 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.

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Eric Lane

Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in New York and is a member of the bar in New York and California. Eric has more than two decades of experience working with wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software.