The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center Renovates “Down to the Soap Dish”
Located on the lush campus of Miami University, The Marcum recently completed an overhaul of all its guest rooms and event spaces with an emphasis on sustainability. This incluces locally sourced menu items, electric car charging stations, water bottle refill stations in all conference rooms, geothermal units throughout the building and recycling bins in all guest rooms.
The University of Montana Rocks the Bike with Wheel-Generated Speakers
The campus’s University Center now offers the One Bike/One Speaker Pedal Power PA System for both indoor and outdoor events. This environmentally friendly (and fully portable) speaker system is powered by a wheel generator that remits clear, amplified audio when someone rides the bike hooked up to it. A microphone or MP3 player plugs directly into the speaker with no mixer needed. The bike also creates an interactive piece for events by inviting participants to pedal and be engaged.
Airlie Center Shows Its Grown Thumb with Comprehensive Gardening Series
Founded as an “Island of Thought” 50+ years ago, the Virginia-based conference and event center continues its forward-thinking green initiatives with a seven lecture series devoted to organic gardening, flower arranging and beekeeping. Sponsored by the Center’s Local Food Project, remaining sessions for 2013 include Celebration of Bees (September 8), All About Organic Flowerbuds (September 29) and Fall Festival (October 26).
The Carolina Girl Yacht Hosts a Day for the Kids
Charleston, South Carolina's exclusive special events yacht recently treated a deserving group from the Epworth's Children's Home to a day at sea. All 80 kids got to spend their day aboard the 100-foot vessel, learning how to operate the ship, trying their hand at the GPS and sitting in the captain's chair. When they weren't practicing sounding the horn, the group got to dance the day away to the music spun by the ship's DJ and take in the views of the harbor This is the third year The Carolina Girl has hosted the memorable occasion.
Royal Caribbean International Makes A Quantum Leap With New Ship
It’s not only a marvel of physics but also a marvel of event destinations. Royal Caribbean International recently unveiled its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. With newly designed staterooms, innovative features and transformative venues, the vessel takes cruising (and meetings) to an entirely new level with room for nearly 5,000 guests. Catch sail starting fall 2014 from New York.