Never ones to miss a trend, the politicians are making sure that they’re putting on a green face. The democrats have biodegradable balloons and recycled confetti ready for their convention attendees, who will walk down recycled carpeting and along walls covered in environmentally friendly paint. The republicans are cutting down on paper and using fuel efficient vehicles in their convention auto pool.
This is of course all in response to the awareness of green meetings, which has companies around the globe ordering organic luncheons, choosing green meeting spaces, and planting trees to offset travel carbon. The EPA is working on a set of environmental standards for its own meetings, which it hopes will become a guide for businesses across the nation.
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