6 April 2011
How to organise sustainable meetings and events in Brussels
- Brussels Europe Liaison Office (BELO)
The Breakfast at Sustainability’s seminar addressed the issue of organising sustainable meetings and events in the Belgian capital. The conference was the eighth in ICLEI’s early morning sustainability series, and took place in Brussels on 6 April 2011. Breakfast at Sustainability’s events are small informal meetings between representatives of regional and local governments that address the issue of sustainable urban development and the actions required by local authorities to achieve it. April’s breakfast focused on the issue of greening meetings and events, presenting concrete examples and guidelines on the different ways to reduce the environmental impact of gatherings. The guidelines touched upon the different areas of organising a meeting, such as communication (electronic communication preferred over print), catering (preference for local and seasonal food), management of resources and the corresponding production of waste (reduce, re-use, recycle) and much more. The meetings follow the format of breakfast, a short address by an expert and then a moderated interactive discussion, followed by a networking lunch.
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