The Cobo Center, located in Detroit, has earned Green Venues Michigan (GLM) Steward certification from the Michigan Energy Office.
“Cost-saving green business practices have been extremely positive for job creation and retention in the hospitality sector,” said Martin Dober, Vice President of New Markets of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). “Venues across the state are continuing to show their commitment to environmental responsibility by earning Green Venues accreditation.”
Are the days of meeting planners hauling around huge binders full of every detail about a meeting going the way of the dinosaur? Yes, according to Larry Covert, the ASAE Director of Information Technology, who led a session on “Green IT” at the ASAE Technology Conference in early December. The session was sponsored by the ASAE Convene Green Alliance.
“We are seeing big cost savings plus a reduced carbon footprint by transferring all the information that used to be printed in three 10-inch binders into an iPad,” Covert said.
Judy Bausch, CMP, the ASAE Meetings Manager, manages a 10-member onsite team at the Annual Meeting that all used to work with these large binders. Today, however, ASAE uses an app called iAnnotatePDF that is available in the iStore for only $8 to handle all the data electronically that used to be printed.