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MEETYOO events are net zero

Our vision is to decarbonize the event industry by creating outstanding digital events.

MEETYOO is actively reducing and offsetting its carbon footprint with the help of Plan A, a TÜV certified Berlin startup that focuses on "carbon accounting" for businesses. 

We've decided to take major strides in this area after learning that the annual carbon footprint for the global event industry is responsible for more than 10% of global CO₂ emissions.

We started compensating for our 2021 emissions of 136t CO₂ in 2022 making us a carbon-neutral organization.

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Host carbon neutral virtual events with certified and experienced professionals. 

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MEETYOO offsets all carbon emissions

We support a wide range of certified projects that aim to reduce emissions in various fields and regions such as Germany, France, the USA, and Latin America. You can incorporate any of these themes and organizations into your next sustainable virtual event. See the different projects we are supporting and other sustainable event management tips below.

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Renewable energy
Renewable energy is no longer a conversation for the future but one for right now. We are supporting a project Salto Pilão Hydroelectric Plant in Brazil and the Gujarat State Wind Farm in India which is helping us compensate for 95t of CO₂ from our 2021 emissions.
Reforestation
If you are looking for ways to do something good for our planet and plan large-scale but sustainable virtual events in a responsible manner, partnering with reforestation organizations is the way to go. We support the Living Carbon Georgia reforestation project and the Big River & Salmon Creek Forest Protection project in the USA.

Stakeholders and attendees will enjoy this new topic of conversation and you can use a tree campaign to spread the word about your event. Allocating trees by name to individual participants is also a huge crowd puller and a fun way to share the joy.

Life on earth
The extinction crisis is worse than ever. Global warming, pollution, poaching, and other factors threaten the biological diversity of wildlife and marine life. There are many well-known organizations fighting for the conservation of animals and their natural habitat or cleaning our oceans and rivers. Use your event platform to educate your audience on the topics that are dear to you.
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There are other projects we support such as the Hernando County Landfill Gas Capture in the USA which compensates for 30t of our 2021 CO₂ emissions. Another project is the Nordgau Carbon Biochar in Germany which is an innovative way to create better soil. These are creative and alternative ways to elevate your sustainability initiative as an organization. 
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How we minimize our carbon footprint

  • Analyze MEETYOOs operational CO₂ emissions with scientific support.
  • Compensate emissions in cooperation with certified environmental organizations.
  • Ongoing reduction of carbon emissions with our suppliers and partners.
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We use the sustainable AWS cloud servers

Hosting your events on AWS cloud servers is a greener alternative. Why?

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Organize your event online to save CO₂

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Attendee CO2 emissions - sustainable virtual events - MEETYOO

Understand the reduction potential of digital events. With our CO₂ calculator, you can get a first estimate of how much you can reduce your emissions by going virtual.



  • Duration of the event (min):
  • Number of participants:
  • Average travel distance in KM:
  • Size of the location (m2):

Result:

If you hold this event online, you will save:
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How to make your event more sustainable

We are helping our customers to reduce their carbon footprint with virtual and hybrid events, through offsetting and emission reduction, and generating awareness for a more sustainable lifestyle. Here are some concepts we have already put into practice.

Planting trees for our community and offsetting CO2

When we organized our Deep Dive event series "The Future of Digital Events", we wanted to do something for our environment - so we decided to support a reforestation project and plant trees on behalf of all our live event participants. We partnered with Tree-Nation to sponsor 423 trees that were planted in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. This means a total of 67.68t of CO₂ emissions offset! We thanked our attendees, letting them know a tree was planted in their name, and shared our forest's official page

Through reforestation and conservation projects, organizations like Tree-Nation can help restore forests, create jobs, support local communities, and protect biodiversity.

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Partnerships with NGOs for marine conservation

The Deep Dive Series "the Future of Digital Events" had a virtual environment with a nautical theme, so we decided to use this platform to draw attention to the protection of the seas.

Over the course of 2021, we partnered with everwave, Coral Guardian and Healthy Seas and donated several thousand euros to support clean-up efforts in areas of the ocean affected by plastic. We also added a multimedia library with information and materials about preserving the sea and its wildlife.

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How to create a sustainable virtual event

We've set up a step-by-step guide with tips and tricks on how to make your next event sustainable. This guide will review how to produce the best sustainable virtual event. This starts with some specific planning, partnering with NGOs, fun gamification, sustainable alternatives to bringing an event inside participants’ homes, and the wonders of going hybrid. Read the full article here

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Event experts about sustainability

Keeping the discussion alive and educating people on topics such as sustainable events and avoidable carbon emissions is key to a greener future. We have summarized some advice and thoughts from the event experts who participated in the panel discussion of our latest digital event with a focus on sustainability.

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Lubomila Jordanova

 

"Current events must be thoroughly reconsidered:

1. Companies are part of the business environment and must address the climate crisis.

2. Climate research is a source of knowledge and solutions, but we do not use it.

3. There is a need for a common approach to tackle climate change worldwide.

Sustainability is a journey that cannot be made overnight. We must commit to this journey and help educate people on this issue."


Lubomila Jordanova 

Co-founder and CEO of PlanA.Earth GmbH

Co-founder of Greentech Alliance

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"I would like to encourage event organizers and visitors to be aware of sustainability.

As organizers, what do you want people to take away with them? Does this require personal presence? If so, what can be done to make the event more sustainable? Can we do this as a hybrid event?

If we offer personal presence, we have to ask ourselves whether it would not be better to do it virtually. A truly strategic and deliberate approach is important for all of us and for all stakeholders: How can we maximize efficiency?"


Samuel C. Stephens
Chief – AB InBev Foundation

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Gorazd Cad

 

"We need to define a measurement method for the event industry to show how sustainable an event is. We need to create a culture of transparency.

Customers and organisations are asking important questions, because they want to know how they can measure success, quality and sustainability. This is especially true for the automotive industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the IT sector.

So actually all major industries are aware of this and you cannot survive in the market today if you do not build the sustainability aspect into your event management model." 

Gorazd Cad

Co-founder at CONVENTA

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"Sustainability will become more and more important. We will see that the bottom lines and the figures of companies will be affected if they do not take a sustainable approach, if companies do not show improvement in this aspect and in the way they organize their events.

We have already seen this happen in the construction sector. There is enormous pressure at the moment, so the events industry will not be far behind, because either the government will impose stricter conditions, or there will be governmental targets for more sustainability in certain sectors and services."


Adam Parry 

Co-founder and editor of the event industry news (EIN)

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