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Meeting Strategies Worldwide Wins International Award for Environmentally Responsible Meeting

Submitted by: Meeting Strategies Worldwide

Categories: Environment, Events

Posted: Apr 09, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - PORTLAND, OREGON – Meeting Strategies Worldwide won the Environmentally Responsible Meetings Award given by the International Hotels Environment Initiative and Oceans Blue. This award acknowledges environmental excellence and innovation and represents the highest accolades for environmental responsibility among meeting planners and hosts. Presented at the IMEX Worldwide Exposition at the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany the award recognizes organizations that are leading the way in this dynamic industry, earning distinction as the best in their field.

The judging process for the Environmentally Responsible Meetings Award was evaluated by an independent environmental auditor who assessed environmental criteria and practices. The criteria included minimizing environmental impact through energy efficiency, air and water quality, water conservation, waste management, waste minimization, and environmental purchasing. Other factors considered were economic indicators, commitment to change practices, commitment to the community, and commitment to conservation.

The Environmentally Responsible Meetings Award was presented to Meeting Strategies Worldwide for the 2002 Forest Leadership Forum held in April 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by the Certified Forest Products Council and the World Wildlife Fund, the conference was one of the greenest ever achieved for its size in the United States at the time. In addition, it raised awareness, changed business practices, educated venues, vendors and attendees, and spawned entrepreneurial partnerships. Most importantly, it helped to prove that environmental stewardship and economic responsibility can be mutually beneficial.

Meeting Strategies Worldwide, a Portland-based woman owned company is a full service conference management, training and consulting firm recognized internationally as a leader in environmentally responsible meetings. "We not only have a responsibility to be environmentally conscious, we have an extraordinary opportunity to make a substantial difference. Practicing environmentally responsible planning is the way we do business. We are proud to be recognized for our work on an international level." said company principal Amy Spatrisano, CMP, who accepted the award in Frankfurt. For more information regarding Meeting Strategies Worldwide visit www.meetingstrategiesworldwide.com, or call 503-252-5458.

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Wilson, CMP Meeting Strategies Worldwide
Phone: +1-503 252-5458

 

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