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A Guide to Virtual Site Visits

June 23, 2020

As the country begins to reopen amidst the pandemic, many companies have new policies in place when it comes to their employees’ business travel. What was once a simple trip for a planner to visit a venue in person might not be an option for the foreseeable future. This results in the need for virtual…

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Schupan Recycling

July 13, 2019

I’m passionate about reducing waste in the events industry. Despite a growing awareness of the impact events have on the environment, there still are significant opportunities for improvement. In Michigan, we’re fortunate to have a trusted partner in Schupan Recycling. They have the knowledge, resources and experience to support large scale events such as golf…

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Fifty Shades of Green: Special D Events’ #EarthDayEveryDay Standard

April 20, 2015

As “green” enthusiasts, we are always excited for Earth Day each year. However, as part of our company’s People/Planet/Profit mission, our staff works to minimize negative impacts on the environment every day. More and more of our clients and vendors are taking the environment into consideration in their events, but there is definitely varying degrees…

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Special D Events Wish List

May 8, 2014

We as event planners spend our time listening to our clients and creating events that are exactly what they envisioned.  From simple requests to over the top production, it’s our job to make their ideas come to life. If you could have one wish for your dream event, what would it be? “I would like…

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Environmentally Conscious Meeting Planning Tips for Earth Day

April 21, 2014

At this point, every planner should be doing at least one thing they can say has made their events more sustainable.  Here we review some of the common applied ideas and some not so obvious actions you can take to be more environmentally conscious while planning your next corporate meeting. Find something on this list…

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Green Event Promotion

June 30, 2010

If your event image is eco-friendly, check out this clever guerilla marketing technique:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHXl6TcGk8

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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water

March 19, 2010

Take back the tap! I just came across, “Free Your Event From Bottled Water”, a Practical Guide to Take Back the Tap at Your Next Event. Although it was written in 2008, the material is still very relevant and useful today. Go Green! Click here to read the article!

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The Night Move – A “Greener” Transportation Option

February 18, 2010

Michigan-based event planners have a new option for green meeting and event transportation. The Night Move, Metro Detroit’s Green Public Transit rents out 28- and 30- passenger shuttle buses for private events. The Night Move runs on B20 biodiesel, with emissions that cause 50% less harm to our ozone and our health. Think greener for…

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Green Venue Selection Guide Debuts

December 2, 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council has released a new Green Venue Selection Guide: Integrating LEED into Travel & Event Management. If you are looking to host an environmentally friendly meeting or event, you should take a look. http://www.usgbc.org/Docs/Archive/General/Docs6275.pdf

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Green Meetings Glossary

October 19, 2009

Carbon neutral. Carbon offset. Climate neutral. Can you define these green terms? As green meeting planners, Special D Events staff has been studying a helpful green glossary created by Travel Portland. It’s a handy tool, so we thought we would pass it on. meetings.travelportland.com/planners-toolkit/green-guide Enjoy!

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Green Meetings Part 2

April 7, 2008

Here are some simple, useful green meeting tips I picked up from Certain Software. Thought I would pass them along. Cheers! GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 1 Choose host cities and event venues strategically to minimize travel and transportation Locating events in a location central to your attendee base can reduce the overall carbon footprint of…

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