Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) has joined two initiatives to further its goal of ensuring that Monterey County is one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations.

The first is with Positive Impact, a global not-for-profit that provides education and collaboration opportunities to create a sustainable event industry and a vision to address the role of plastics in the industry.

Measuring success is also critical, prompting MCCVB to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDSIndex) initiative, an alliance focused on helping destinations, convention bureaus and businesses promote sustainable practices. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practices from around the world.

Meeting in an idyllic, natural setting doesn’t mean you have to give up a dynamic urban energy –at least not when you’re gathering in The Woodlands, a charming community located less than 30 miles from Houston and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The town boasts a full social calendar, as well as all of the conveniences found in a more metropolitan locale. But it is shaded by acres of heritage trees, surrounded by neighborhood parks and centered around the sparkling waters of Lake Woodlands and The Woodlands Waterway. 

 

Science has proven what’s long been suspected: Being near water increases creativity and decreases stress levels. The sound of rocking boats moored at a marina, the sparkle and glimmer as the sun hits the lake, the feel of the water as it tickles the toes: It’s the perfect way to relax, recharge and reconnect. So, what better way to engage with your meeting guests and get the creative juices flowing than at a waterside resort!