Thursday, November 14, 2013

Care for a Little Data with Your Meal?

Getting the word out to conference participants about the sustainable initiatives being done on their behalf is a step that is often missed.  Using the conference website, emails and social media are the traditional delivery methods, but there is another...providing this information to a captive audience on the big screen. 

Last week, the BSR 2013 Conference organizers served up a helping of fresh data with their meals.  That's right, as guests entered lunch and were served, the screens on either side of the stage scrolled through the following facts: 
  • Food served during this event is 90% local or organic.  Over 15 different local farms have been used.
  • Fair trade, organic coffee has been served throughout the conference.
  • No disposable coffee cups were used saving 112 lbs of waste from the landfill each day of the conference.
  • Individual bottled water has been eliminated saving enough energy each day to run an American household for 1360 hours.
  • By minimizing meat selections in meals, 200,000 gallons of water have been saved.
  • Food waste and kitchen scraps have been composted.  Last month, the Hyatt San Francisco composted 3,983 lbs. diverting food waste out of the landfill.
An easy-to-digest opportunity to share information with 1,000 guests who will appreciate knowing the facts.

Data provided by MeetGreen

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