Green Key Meetings
Green Key Global and The MPI Foundation Canada are pleased to announce the creation of the Green Key Meetings program, a comprehensive assessment tool for hotel and resort properties that host meetings of any size. It was co-created by planner members of Meeting Professionals International and reflects the needs of the business event industry. The assessment tool not only tells a hotel property what it has done to date, it provides a roadmap on how to improve.
Using the existing Green Key Eco-Rating Program as a benchmark, the program is a comprehensive assessment designed as a tool to provide Travel, Meeting and Conference Planners with a sense of a hotel’s level of commitment to environmental issues.
But what is a ‘green meeting’? Simply stated, a green meeting or event incorporates environmental initiatives to minimize its negative impact on the environment; from energy and water consumption, travel & transportation, food & beverage, handouts, garbage and more.
For more information about Green Key Meetings, please visit - http://www.greenkeyglobal.com/greenkeymeetings.asp
Congratulations to Spirit Ridge for being the first Bellstar property to achieve a Green Meeting rating! Spirit Ridge is now qualified as a category 4 Green Key Meeting property. Congratulations to Todd Mallen & Team at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa!
Solara Resort & Spa has achieved the first certification for the new meeting & conference spaces and is now qualified as a 5 Green Key Meeting property. The highest possible rating through Green Key!