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Green Meetings


Meeting Professionals International continues to promote standards of excellence across all facets of the meetings & events industry. There is no exception to that when it comes to sharing intelligent best practices and ideas for sustainability. 

 Be sure to visit often to check out the latest webinars, articles and other offerings our parent organization provides. There are many archived and upcoming that focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR,) green meetings and sustainable event practices.

Heard about the APEX Standards? After much anticipation, they were released in early 2012. 

Read all about the standards and how they were formed . . .

Webinars through the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC)


Past Chapter Events & Resources

On September 16, 2008, MPISSN held it's second Green Meetings program and it was even more successful than the first! Attendees including meeting planners, hotel professionals, and meeting suppliers requested copies of the presentations and information on the panelists. Links to these are provided below along with the business and contact information for our moderator and panelists. 

Download and share the wealth of information in these presentations! We hope that these thought provoking ideas will encourage you to take the first steps and green your meetings today!


Chad Ammon, Results Delivered, LLC
Mr. Ammon is Director of Meeting and Events for Result Delivered, LLC, a full service event management company as well as ThinkREG, a full service event registration company.  He has been a member of MPI since 1998 and was an active member of the Sacramento/Sierra Nevada chapter and served as chapter president.  Chad currently lives and works in San Francisco and is president-elect of the Northern California Chapter of MPI.

Chad Ammon
Director, Meetings & Events
Results Delivered, LLC
Direct: 415-970-9275
Cell: 415-706-4005


Julie Hocking, Miss Green Jeans
Julie Hocking has 15 years experience planning and managing corporate conventions and group incentive trips world-wide and is the founder of the eco-friendly meeting consultation company, Miss Green Jeans. 

Her goal in starting Miss Green Jeans was to incorporate eco-friendly practices into all aspects of meeting and event planning. Julie saw a need to implement ‘green’ tools, which promote positive practices every step of the way and has created programs and strategies that cut down on the use of natural resources, save money, generate excitement, and leave a smaller foot print.

Julie Hocking
1335 Union Street, #9
San Francisco, CA 94109
Office: 415-515-0304

Debbie Friedman, GreenWave Strategies
Debbie Friedman is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant for GreenWave Strategies, based in Oakland.  She works with visionary businesses, media and environmental non-profits, to strengthen their green strategies, and tell positive stories about those efforts.  Previously, Debbie produced, and developed media partnerships, for a national environmental radio program, EcoTalk.

Debbie Friedman
GreenWave Strategies
Office: 415/380-8578
Cell: 415/608-8317

Debra Kustic, California Integrated Waste Management Board
Debra Kustic is a Senior Integrated Waste Management Specialist and is currently working for the Deputy Director of the Local Assistance and Market Development Division.  In addition to other responsibilities, she coordinates the CIWMB’s efforts related to venues and events waste reduction.

Debra has also worked in many CIWMB program areas including the Used Oil and Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program, the Business Assistance Program, and developed the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP).

Debra Kustic
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Office: 916-341-6207


Powerpoint Presentations (Adobe Acrobat) 

Green Today In So Many Ways

Green Meetings - Did You Know... Green Meetings - Did You Know...

GreenWave Strategies: Tips and Resources for Hotels & Planners


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