Make Sure It’s Green, Not Just Greenwashing

Now that practically every hotel and convention center is jumping on the green meetings bandwagon, there are bound to be some who will try to fake some green practices just to make you happy (or get the contract).

Most of us have heard stories about “greenwashing,” where meeting facilities mislead their clients in some way about a green practice — for example, promising to offer recycling, when in fact they're really just offering to put out recycling bins that they later plan to empty into the dumpster with the rest of the trash. Or saying they offer a linen reuse program and then, when the guest indicates a willingness to live with their dirty sheets and towels for a few days, end up washing

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