The tradeshow industry is known for its array of gadgets, gizmos, and giveaways. In an age where every piece of paper, plastic, and glass should really be finding a resting place in a recycling bin so it can live a renewed or reused future, how do you keep your promotional items branded for your organization while remaining environmentally conscious?
We have seen the popularity in reusable water bottles and tote bags rise in the past few years and took a look at some trending trinkets that could help you reduce waste impact and produce excitement at your next tradeshow event.
Hotel’s Horticultural Gallery features Certified Waystations, Pit Stops for Declining State Insect
The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the Illinois State insect is getting some unlikely help with their migration in the western suburbs. At the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, which features a Horticultural Gallery on their 150-acres of Audubon-certified grounds, waystations are attracting Monarchs on their annual trek south. Due to the spirited efforts of hotel staff and horticulturalist Karen Paquin, who has created an official on-site Monarch habitat, the beloved pollinator is dropping by in significant numbers.
“It’s encouraging to see so many Monarchs enjoy our beautiful grounds,” said Paquin, who spearheads the sustainable ecology program at Oak Brook Hills, an IACC Green Star/Gold Status hotel. “Our Horticultural Gallery not only educates guests on what’s in balance with our native region, but all these pollinators are helping the property’s ecosystem flourish.” The resort is also home to a successful Honeybee program, which includes several on-site hives that house close to a half million more pollinators.