Green Meetings

Learn about environmentally friendly meeting venues, services and more in Washington, DC.

Sustainability at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives, which include a color-coded recycling program, water efficiency, green product purchasing and more. The building boasts a long list of energy-reducing features, from low-emission...

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Guide to LEED-Certified Hotels & Venues in Washington, DC

In August 2017, Washington, DC was named the first LEED Platinum city in the world because of its extensive environmentally-friendly practices. Bike-sharing programs abound and an increasing number of LEED-certified hotels and venues make DC known as a top destination for green meetings . Meeting...

Sustainable hotels and venues in Washington, DC - Find LEED-certified, green, eco-friendly hotels and venues for meetings and events in DC
7 Sustainable Catering Companies in the Washington, DC Region

By supporting local businesses, incorporating green recycling programs and producing eco-friendly offerings, these catering companies are socially-sensitive businesses with eco-friendly practices. Check out these green catering companies throughout the DC region for your next event.

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25+ Green Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Washington, DC

Washington, DC has unparalleled accessibility to the outdoors with 250,000 acres of parkland across the greater Washington metropolitan area, 70 percent of which is controlled by the National Park Service. It also happens to be the #1 city for public transport, according to SmartAsset and WalletHub...

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Top 5 Ways Washington, DC is a Sustainable City

The nation’s capital boasts a range of practices and policies that make environmental accountability a priority for residents and visitors alike, allowing them to adopt sustainable measures more readily than other cities. With closeness to a diverse range of national parks, including the National...

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5 Shuttle Alternatives for Your Next Meeting in Washington, DC

With 40-plus hotels within walking distance of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center , the ease of commuting within the nation's capital is a key benefit for business travelers. DC sets the scene for sustainable commuting. In fact, 58 percent of commuter trips in DC are by bike, walking or...

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Explore Washington, DC’s Eco-Friendly Tours

Walking and biking are among the greenest options and give you the advantage of immersing yourself in the arts and culture of the city, exploring more neighborhoods and passing through beautiful sustainable gardens such as the U.S. Botanic Garden’s renovated Bartholdi Park. Here are some of the...

U.S. Botanic Garden on the National Mall - Free museum in Washington, DC
Sustainability

The nation's capital has built a path towards greener living and meeting with more LEED-certified buildings than any other city in the U.S. and an accessible environment where every government building is powered by renewable energy. The Clean Energy DC Act, passed in December 2018, is the nation’s...

Sustainable meetings in Washington, DC - Explore one of the healthiest, greenest and most livable cities in the nation
Guide to Sustainable Spaces for Your Next Event in the Washington, DC Region

Companies are increasingly adopting sustainable practices, energy-efficient lighting and reusable products to reduce their carbon footprints and save costs. Their efforts benefit meeting planners considering the Washington metropolitan area, which is a destination that boasts multiple key...

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Your Guide to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The cornerstone of downtown DC’s renaissance, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is as functional as it is artistically impressive. The 2.3-million-square-foot space hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, from medical industry annual meetings to comic book-inspired expos and...

Inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC - Top Meeting and Convention Venue in Washington, DC