Meetings Industry Is Moving Forward Slowly

The average U.S. meeting attendee, over the course of a three-day event, uses more than 2,000 BTUs of electricity, consumes more than 800 gallons of water, and generates more than 80 pounds of waste.

According to the 2001 Environmental Protection Agency study upon which these statistics are based, during those three days, that attendee will account for the emission of more than 1,400 pounds of greenhouse gases — the amount a typical driver produces driving a car for a month.

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