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GREEN MEETINGS

Chicago is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, and was among the first to be certified as a sustainable destination for meetings and events by the APEX-ASTM Standard. The "City in a Garden," Chicago is the ideal destination for sustainable businesses to locate and grow. From its nation-leading green roof development to its innovations in transit, water supply, efficient use of energy sources, and waste management, Chicago is in a class of its own when it comes to green, sustainable initiatives. 

With a wealth of green meeting spaces and the world's largest convention center certified as a sustainable venue, Chicago is the best city to nurture a successful, environmentally-conscious business.

Below, please find a variety of resources detailing Chicago's green initiatives; information about the world's best energy efficient convention center, McCormick Place; directories of certified hotels and dining venues; and more.

WHAT MAKES CHICAGO GREEN?

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Additional Resources

In June 2013, the city of Chicago was one of the first cities in the world to be certified as a sustainable destination for meetings and events by the APEX-ASTM Standard. McCormick Place also became the world's largest convention center certified as a sustainable venue. 
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Sustainable Transportation

Chicago's transportation providers have made a commitment to offering environmentally-conscious services to their customers. By reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency and bettering other resource conservation practices, Chicago's transit systems have made great strides toward a more sustainable future.
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City Initiatives

Chicago has taken a stand in protecting the environment through its steadfast commitment to green, sustainable policies and practices. As a worldwide leader in innovative environmental initiatives, Chicago has integrated sustainability into its local government, businesses and other institutions around the city.