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TitlePrinciples of Sustainable Meeting and Event Standards
This course will provide you with the history and the new developments of current industry standards as follows:
- BS-8901 Sustainable Management System (SMS) A management system that provides a framework of policies, procedures and processes to ensure sustainability and the organization of your event. BS-8901 provides the foundation for the new draft standard ISO 20121, Event Sustainable Management System.
- ISO 20121 Event Sustainable Management System (ESMS)
- Green Meetings Task Force Report: The CIC’s Green Meetings Task Force Report of 2004, suggests minimum best practices for event organizers and suppliers to use as guidelines for developing sustainability policies.
- APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards:  According to the Convention Industry Council, this standard is “The industry’s first and only comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings are being created through a partnership of the Convention Industry Council’s APEX initiative and ASTM International.”
- GRI Event Organizers Sector Supplement (Global Reporting Initiative) This standard is currently being developed for use as sustainability reporting guidelines for event organizers.
With an understanding of these standards, you will be able to responsibly develop sustainability strategies and goals, collect and analyze data that supports your goals, and measure and communicate your performance effectively to internal and external stakeholders.


Sustainable Event Essentials

Increase Profitability, Reduce Environmental Impact Through Eco-Efficiency

Date(s) Online, January 23 - March 29, 2013; Please Note: The last day to register for this class is midnight on the Sunday before the start date.
Time 10 Hours Online - Asynchronous
Location Online - For detailed Blackboard Student Help please visit
Special Pricing A 10% discount is offered on all non-credit courses based on the following:
• Current Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association members with proper ID
• Current Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff with proper ID

Please Note: Only one discount or promotion per person, per class is allowed. Discounts and/or promotions cannot be combined with any other discount offer.
Refund Policy Online Asynchronous Courses (Self-Paced Learning) (Non-Credit, Academic Credit and Certificates)
No refunds will be issued for online asynchronous classes once user name, password, and/or access to the class has been granted.
Course StatusNon-credit
1. Sustainability eGuide *
by Beverly Oviedo, CMP, MIST and Fred Thorne
2. Building a Culture of Distinction: Facilitator Guide for Defining Organizational Culture and Managing Change
by Sheila L. Margolis, PhD is available in a digital format.
(ISBN 978-0979665707).
3. Making Events More Sustainable: A Guide to BS8901
by Phil Cumming and Fiona Pelham
4. APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards **
Please order the ASTM E2773 - 11 Standard Specification for Evaluation and Selection of Food and Beverage for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences on the ASTM International Website.
*Students who have registered and paid for this class are entitled to a 40% discount on the purchase of the above listed eGuides. Once you have completed the registration process, please call 909.869.4495 for the discount code.
**A discount is available, along with membership to ASTM International, after registration is completed. Please call 909.869.4495 for more information.
SyllabusThere is no syllabus available for this course
InstructorBeverly Oviedo
Course CodexHS102E-1
Notes Course sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

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