S. Florida’s GMID Celebration Embraced Sustainability
AND WE LOVED IT!
We’ve only got one planet, and we know it. So at Koncept Events, incorporating earth-friendly practices within our own office and at events is an important initiative. When we found out that the 2017 South Florida Global Meetings Industry Day was going to focus on sustainability, we couldn’t wait to be involved and jumped at the chance to provide centerpieces for the occasion.
We gave two stipulations to our event designers – no cut flowers and no oasis. The chosen color palette for the luncheon was green, which made things pretty easy. They went straight to our succulent garden (yep, we have one) and our airplant wall (also real!) for inspiration. In the end, they created six different looks, all with reusable pieces like grapewood, coral, wooden accents, moss and LED candles.
Check them out here! Thanks to Jay at Creative Focus for snapping these great pics!
We loved all the other special touches incorporated into the day. The host hotel, Margaritaville Beach Resort, provided plantable wildflower menus – as in, you go home, throw your menu into some dirt, and voila!, beautiful wildflowers will grow! Working with GMIC (shout out to KE’s Courtney Lohmann who is on the GMIC Board), they also made small changes that decreased the footprint of the event like cutting down on water and food waste, removing plastic straws and to-go cups and even implementing a food donation program.
Vendors got into it as well. PMSI showcased their green goods and Recycle Across America offered their simple yet effective solution to help increase recycling levels 50-100%. Farewell cross contamination!
From the set up to the speakers, the whole day was a big high five to the meetings industry and creating responsible events so that we all have a long and successful future. Thank you to MPI South Florida, GMIC and all of the other participating organizations for letting us be a part of the day!
Are you interested in planning a more sustainable event? We have a ton of simple tips and tricks that we’d love to share. Give us a call! [email protected] | 800.510.5268 |www.konceptevents.com