meetings are based on a sustainability framework which balances
environmental, economic and social impacts in context of an
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THE MILLION TONS OF TRASH CHALLENGE
Did you know that the average meeting produces 20 pounds (9.1
kilograms) of waste PER PERSON, PER DAY?
Join event industry leaders who are pledging to divert 1
Million Tons of trash from worldwide landfills in 2009.
The Million Tons of Trash Challenge was conceived by leaders
and members of the Green Meetings Industry Council during
the 2009 Action=Sustainability Conference. The purpose of
the Challenge is to build momentum and awareness toaward the
ultimate goal of reducing the environmental footprint of meetings
and events, thereby building a more sustainable industry.
Download our Earth Day Press
Our challenge website offers tips, resources, case studies,
and networking opportunities for anyone who wants to reduce
We invite all who are involved with events to sign up and
commit here to reduce and divert waste and to measure and
submit statistics using our online calculator.
Follow us on Twitter and check back often to see Blog updates
and new case studies that will motivate the industry to make
a difference and change our event waste habits forever.
Questions about how to participate in the Trash Action Challenge?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.