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Tips for Completing
BETTY S. GILMORE, CGMP
MILLENNIUM SERVICES 2000 + INC.
e're all faced with
the task of making
our meetings as
often, the green effects that are the
responsibility of the venue to carry out are
the easiest to achieve. Ensuring that your
host site takes care of the big picture is a
"no-brainer." Examples include:
* Using eco-friendly cleaning products
* Donating leftover food products
* Recycling the trash and waste products
from your meeting
* Shipping goods via ground transport
rather than air
What about those little things that we
all struggle with? Specifically, how do
we handle those small pieces that complete
our meetings? It may be a harder task
to convert our ordering habits to ensure
that we are always working with the most
environmentally-friendly products when
planning meetings, both large and small.
Our first task is to institute the standards
internally, so that the person responsible
for placing your orders understands what
your new requirements are.
To begin with, make sure that your
team understands about or at least
knows to look for products described
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as "post-consumer recycled,"
"environmentally-friendly" and "ecofriendly." The last two terms are general
in nature and require a bit more research
to ensure that the product is really what is
says it is.
Recycled - This term can actually
mean the waste from the first production
(the leftover portion) of the product. Think
of the excess dough after using the cookie
cutter, and how it can be reshaped to
make more cookies right away.
Post-consumer - This term refers to
products that have already been used by
the consumer, have been recycled and are
being repurposed by you.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2014
Fitness Breaks Recharge the Body and Mind
Per Diem – Familiar but Sometimes Misunderstood
Costs of the Fy2014 Funding Squeeze
Six Technology Solutions to Help Your Meeting Run Smoother
Meet a Member
Question for Our Members
Government Connections - Winter 2014