The majority of the state's tourism, dining and entertainment businesses have become proponents of the hyperactive social world in which we now live, employing innovative marketing strategies that not only make information dissemination convenient for customers and industry partners alike — they also make it fun.
Hosting a professional meeting or event requires much more than securing a suitable location and sending out invitations. Effective event planning in today's highly interactive world is about creating a unique and unforgettable experience for attendees. Planners today are not only tasked with delivering a program that ignites a lasting spark of inspiration in the minds of attendees, they are responsible for keeping that flame burning long after the event date has passed.
Besides ridding your home of the junk you no longer want, donating unwanted items keeps your “leftovers” out of the landfill and helps get it into the hands of someone who actually wants or needs it. (Did you know about 80 percent of what we keep we never use?) If no one wants it, donation centers recycle as much of it as they can.
Of course, if you’re not entirely ready to part ways with a particular item, finding a way to repurpose it instead of buying something new will also save financial and natural resources.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste, Americans generate 5-7 pounds of waste per day and throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. The EPA estimates 2-5 percent of what we toss is reusable, though much of it still ends up in the landfill.
Fortunately, large nonprofits like Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity have made big business out of accepting hand-me-downs in an effort to help those less fortunate—Mother Nature included. While sustainability might not be the founding mission of these organizations, their services have a big impact on the planet.