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by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 02, 2012

Meeting Professionals International has released a sustainability report on its World Education Congress 2011, compiled using new international reporting standards. The report, available here, shows sourcing details, how 100 percent waste was recycled at the Orange County (Fla.) Convention Center and many more details on the "green" performance of the WEC 2011 using the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizer Sector Supplement. MPI helped develop the EOSS criteria, and meeting professionals now can use the EOSS free of charge to measure the sustainability of meetings of all sizes by greenhouse gas emissions and waste, plus attendee travel, the legacy of the event, and sustainability initiatives employed for the event. The EOSS can be downloaded here. MPI is offering two webcasts for its members on the use of the tools: "CSR Reporting for the Events Sector-What and Why," May 15, 2012, 11 a.m. CST; and "MPI Case Study: WEC 2011 Report Using GRI EOSS," May 30, 11 a.m. CST. Go to mpiweb.org for more information.