Project Type: Greener Vegas
Obstacles: Budget limitations, Marketing limitations (awareness), Technology limitations, Time limitations
Progress: Early Stage Execution
• Greener Vegas Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Nevada in 2007 (501(c)3 pending). • Since we began our Convention Partner Program in January of this year, Greener Vegas has now worked directly with more than 30 Associations and indirectly with a dozen more shows at the request of the general contractor or the venue. • Greener Vegas provides publicity of these partnerships including recycling totals and environmental impact analysis on our website www.greenervegas.org • Many tradeshows are featured in articles posted to the Greener Vegas website. • In addition to these services, Greener Vegas also networks with community organizations to “Reuse” items from the show floor that may otherwise have been designated trash. • 36 tons of decorative rock and 18 tons of sand transferred to the Springs Preserve to be reused in their landscaping needs. • Excess showbags, lanyards, pens, paper, etc. donated to the upcoming UNLV Graduate Convention for the Hospitality & Tourism Dept. • Large moving cases (previously used to move display material) donated to the Las Vegas Academy theater • Greener Vegas now offers complete Green Consulting services for tradeshows including: o Cardboard and plastic recycling o Plastic bottle and aluminum can recycling o Organic composting o ID badge recycling o “Green” product resources • We offer exhibitor “sponsorships” on recycle bins that function as advertising space helping associations generate revenue and defer the cost of our expanded services. • To date, Greener Vegas has removed over 320 tons of recyclable material from the convention floors • Greener Vegas is a member of the National Recycling Coalition and IAEE. • Greener Vegas continually researches new “Green” technologies and opportunities for sustainable business models in Las Vegas Greener Vegas also works with private corporations and sporting events • Greener Vegas provides race course composting bins for the “Rage in the Sage” and the upcoming “Pumpkin man” Triathlons Also the Greener Vegas Organization is very fortunate to be a preferred partner with the UNLV Department of Conventions and Tourism Program, providing students with Work-Study opportunities. These students are future sales and tradeshow executives. // 09.24.2008 at 9:53 PM
Greener Vegas is working in the Tradeshow Industry (trade show is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services.)This Industry leaves a large carbon footprint. www.greenervegas.org is working with Tradeshow Association throughout the country to bring sustainability to the current working business model.
Greener Vegas is working to become a employer of people with special needs. To allow a community organization that will provide sustainability solutions and provide a community of citizens that often get over looked. Greener Vegas is also established a relationship with UNLV to help student whom are studying in the field of behavioral science to work in the field and with the community.
Greener Vegas is working to be an update and current resource for how business is changing the way they do business as well as impact your life.
Greener Vegas is working to become a CTC (community training center) which is a organization that works to help others develop skills and training. Are emphasis is to be a part of the effort toward sustainability.
Greener Vegas is looking for funding to help accumulate equipment and for employee retention.
We are impacting business in the way the think and do business. Help be a part of making a difference.
// Posted by Zachary Delbex-Smith, 09.24.2008 at 9:53 PM
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