Earlier this month Greenbiz.com published its “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Green Meetings in 2014” list. As mentioned in the article, only a few years ago the EPA deemed the events and meetings industry the second-most wasteful sector in the U.S. Since this verdict the industry has made a great effort in cleaning up its act. Destinations are adopting the Convention Industry Council's Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and ASTM International standards for sustainable meetings. These standards provide a barometer of environmental integrity across nine sectors: transportation, audiovisual, accommodation, onsite office, meeting venue, food and beverage, exhibits, destinations and communications. Venues too are more conscious of environmental impact and strive for LEED certification.
The top 10 U.S. cities for Green Meetings as ranked by Greenbiz.com are:
2. Las Vegas
7. New York City
9. Washington, DC
For more information about each destination and its Green efforts visit Greenbiz.com.