The ECOS Project: Events for Communities of Sustainability

February 25, 2011

“Ecos” is from the ancient Greek word ekos, meaning “home” or “earth”, and we use it today in words such as “economy” or “ecology”, evoking the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.  ECOS is a framework to support sustainability in the communities where our members live and where we do business, and a guide to help us focus specifically on building elements which have a direct relationship to the meetings and events industry.

It will focus on these significant areas: food, water, shelter and education.  Without any one of these factors, the events industry as we know it would not be able to function; yet in our local communities and communities around the globe, there are many who cannot access these basic human rights. 

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