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Earlier in the week I was at our local health food store waiting for my turn at the check-out counter when I noticed the lady in front of me had bought her own re-usable carry bags which suddenly made a lot more sense to me than choosing *paper or plastic*. When we witness examples of people choosing to live in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way, it causes us to stop and reflect on our own living and buying practices.
The Global Green USA program that invites celebrities to arrive at the Academy Awards in energy efficient transportation started in 2002 with just four participants. This year Jennifer Aniston and supporting-actress nominee Frances McDormand were among the 25 VIPs to participate in the fourth annual *Red Carpet, Green Cars* event sponsored by the environmental organization Global Green USA and Toyota Motor Corp. Participants in the program arrived in either Toyota or Lexus hybrids.
Considering that close to 40 million people watch the Academy Awards it creates a great opportunity for a lesson in green living and shows that you can be environmentally minded with style.
The same applies to planning a *green meeting*. In the process you are not giving up anything and can be saving a lot in terms of cost and waste in the process.
A green meeting or event incorporates environmental considerations to minimize any negative impact on the environment. There are also economic benefits to using recycles materials, reusing items and reducing the amount of materials used. Plan an environmentally responsible event and promote your event's environmental features keeping the following ideas in mind:
Prevent and Reduce Waste
Recycle and Manage Waste
Conserve Energy and Reduce Traffic
Food Service and Accommodations
Buy Environmentally Aware Products
Educate Participants and Exhibitors
For more information and support in planning your *green meetings*, go to:
The Green Meetings / Conference Initiative was developed and is supported by the EPA's Pollution Prevention Division to provide conference planners and suppliers of conference services, easy access to environmentally friendly goals of conference planning. The Initiative provides green options and opportunities for conference planning.
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