McDonalds' Mega-Convention Goes Green

McDonald's decided to green its meetings

“Did you know that the meetings and conventions industry is one of the largest producers of waste in the world?” asks Julie Larson. “The first time I heard that, I found it to be really staggering.”

Larson, project manager of meetings and events at McDonald's Corp. in Oak Brook, Ill., knew that her company was a big contributor, with 100 events a year and one of the largest conventions in North America. The 2008 Worldwide Convention, held in April at the Orange County Conventio

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