The “Greening the Hospitality Industry Conference” is scheduled for October 5-7, 2005, at The Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College. The event will examine the industry’s reliance on many resources whose availability depends upon maintaining the balance of nature. Things such as oil for transportation of people and goods and food production, natural gas for heating space and water, trees for paper products, crops and clean water for meals, are all vital to the success of our events. Yet their supply is also greatly affected by natural disasters, geopolitical events, climate change and resource depletion.
The hospitality industry has a tremendous sphere of influence, including those working in hospitality and also every other industry it interacts with via event planning. Because the industry often operates on a large scale, decisions have a greater impact and are seen and felt by vendors, clients and meeting attendees.