Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Melbourne Green Credentials

(Photo: Melbourne CVB)

Kudos to the Melbourne CVB for their Green Credentials Program! The CVB's new micro-site provides lists of top "green" incentive activities, sample itineraries and checklists for planning green events in the city. From a planner's perspective the most useful tool is likely their Green Partners Page, listing Green Credentials for accommodations, attractions, promotional materials, meeting venues, food and other specialty suppliers.

The cornerstone of the city's green meeting package is the Melbourne Convention Centre, due to open mid-2009. It is the first facility to be awarded a Six Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Monday, 30 March 2009

The Lights Are Going Out - Even in Vegas

Over 4,000 cities in 88 countries worldwide participated in Earth Hour March 28, 2009. Did your vote count in demonstrating concern over climate change? When it comes to the impact of such an event a picture speaks a thousand words. Check out this photo essay to see the effect of lights on and off in many global destinations, from Las Vegas, to Rome, Lima, Sydney, Toronto and beyond. Click on each photo for the full effect.