I like to think of Twitter as social media in real time. What I mean by that is you can literally get a pulse of what topics are hot at any given time. As part of my job, I keep on top of tweets that reference the meetings and events industry.
I’ve also noticed that green meetings and conventions are hot topics. You don’t have to look very far in order to get advice on how to implement green industry standards. It seems a lot of industry colleagues have something to say regarding sustainability. I personally think that’s a good thing. Sometimes you take away a little bit from this person and something different from that person. But what you end up getting is an overall blueprint that you can implement in your own business.
A Sampling of Some Top Tweets for Green Meetings and Conventions
The following is a sampling of what’s been discussed over the last week on Twitter referencing sustainability. From Fairmont, we are pleased to learn that, in addition to their hotels becoming LEEDS certified, their corporate office in Toronto has become LEEDS certified silver. There’s an app for that – while discussing the top 10 mobile apps for meeting planners, @CRISTERENZIO says that her favorite is the green app. M+C Magazine explains why it’s not that hard for you to go green (little by little makes a big difference). And finally @thehubtalks via @evenues explains to us why green meetings matter. They also give some helpful links at the bottom of the post on how you can get started.
These tweets and subsequent posts offer you some guidance, and suggestions, on how you can get started on making your next meeting or event green. As you’ll find out it’s really not that hard to do and our planet will love you for it.