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IUPUI Events Going Green workshop series begins Oct. 18


October 3, 2012

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The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Events Going Green workshop series begins Oct. 18 with a kickoff luncheon featuring Amy Spatrisano, an internationally known pioneer, leader, visionary and innovator in the field of sustainable meeting and event management.

The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the NCAA Hall of Champions. The cost of the luncheon and program is $10 for students and $20 for others. Registration is available online.

Spatrisano, principal of MeetGreen, is the 2012 recipient of the Convention Industry Council’s first Environmental Leadership Pacesetter Award. According to Convention Industry Council, Spatrisano was one of the driving forces behind the development of the meeting industry's first sustainability standards released earlier this year. Her remarks will focus on the importance of meeting sustainability in contracts.

She has conducted educational sessions about sustainable meeting practices with a majority of the meeting/event supplier sectors.

The IUPUI Going Green workshops are sponsored by a Greening IUPUI Grant. As grant recipients, lecturer Susie Benko and Amanda Cecil, an associate professor with the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management, planned the workshops.

The workshops provide an opportunity to explore green best practices when planning and organizing campus events. Individuals can qualify for the recognition program IUPUI Green Event Professional by attending three of the four educational workshops and submitting a portfolio demonstrating implementation and measurement of a minimum of three sustainable best practices.

For more information about the workshops, contact Benko at