American Meetings, Inc. An AMI Global Company

Sustainability

At American meetings we are passionate about meetings and events.  We understand the powerful impact of people coming together for a common purpose.  As an organization we’ve worked to understand the environmental, social and economic impact of our work with clients.  We are especially aware of the impact on the environment that our attendee travel produces. That’s why we’ve pledged to work on reducing the impact of producing meetings and events for our clients. green-meetings

Our pledge is 3-fold:  Awareness - Reduction - Offset

1: Awareness American Meetings is committed to working with our clients to educate and help them understand the impact of their gatherings.  We work with the sustainability group to create a plan around reducing the impact of their meetings and events. 2: Reduction An impact reduction plan is implemented for each meeting and event.  Here are a few ways we reduce the attendee impact of attending an event.  Here are a few of the ways we work towards our sustainability efforts.
  • Hotel Partners - Select hotels and suppliers with green policies and practices.
  • Combine Meetings- Host all multi-session meetings at a central location to limit transportation needs.
  • Minimize Paper - Minimize paper with web based invites, online event registration and electronic follow-up.
  • Print Double Sided - Utilize double-sided printing for all collateral and meeting related materials.
  • Select Recycled Materials - Give recycled materials precedence when making meeting supply purchases.
  • Eliminate Paper and Plastic for Meals - Decrease the usage of paper and plastic by using real china for all food and beverages.
  • Serve Buffets and Donate Leftovers - Select buffet style menus and donate leftovers to eliminate waste.
  • Use Bulk Beverage Dispensers - Coordinate with venues to use bulk dispensers for all food and beverage.
  • Electronic Presentations - Encourage speakers to use electronic means of presentation.
  • Choose Hotels that Recycle - Choose a venue with an in-house recycling program and encourage recycling.
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3: Offset

The American Meetings Attend-Tree offset program seeks to significantly reduce the carbon foot print for each meeting and event attendee. Click here for information about the AMI AttendTree Program