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CIC issues 'green meetings' report

CIC issues 'green meetings' report

The Convention Industry Council todayreleased the "Green Meetings Report," the result of CIC's Green MeetingsTask Force's work. The report is a series of guidelines for simple cost effective ways to plan and host environmentally sensitive meetings.

The CIC Green Meetings Task Force is composed of representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean's Blue Foundation, the Society of Incentive Travel Executive's Green Meeting Group, the World Travel Organization, hotels, conventions and visitors bureaus, convention centers and meeting planning organizations. Once in place, the task force was charged with creating minimum best practices for event organizers and suppliers to use as a guidelines for implementing policies of sustainability.

"This has been an important project for CIC to lead," said Mary Power, president of the Convention Industry Council. "Not only is the report an incredibly value toolkit for the industry, but it will raise industry awareness of some simple environmental solutions that are appropriate in today's world."

The results of the task force's work are a series of guidelines for event organizers and event suppliers on running environmentally-friendly events. Those guidelines are available on-line at www.conventionindustry.org/projects/green_meetings_report.pdf.

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