Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards Spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and their
relationship with the Green Meeting Industry Council the standards were
developed in collaboration between APEX (the Convention Industry Council’s
Accepted Practices Exchange) and ASTM (An ANSI certified international standard
development organization). Hence the
standards are referred to as the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event
The industry owes a debt of gratitude to the volunteers who crafted and
fine tuned the standards. Over the
course of three years, a core development team including approximately 50
volunteers served in the capacity of panel members, committee leaders and
members spanning the globe and the industry. This group included planners,
suppliers, government representatives, non-government and non-industry players.
In addition, the processes has had input from more than 350 volunteers globally
through direct input to committees, online feedback options and city discussion
*Eight of the nine sectors have been published. The final sector,
accommodations, is scheduled to be released spring 2012.
Tamara Kennedy-Hill, CMP, Executive Director GMIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-450-2098 ext. 20 for media or press inquires about GMIC’s role
with the APEX/ASTM Standards and the GMIC educational rollout plan.
Visit the GMIC news section for recent press
releases on the standards: HERE