We are Creating Environments.

Planning and Consulting for Sustainability in Events.

 

Who we are.

Award winning event producer, Suzanne Morrell, MBA, SEPC, founder of STM|enterprises, LLC | Creating Environments, and the D.C. Event Food Waste Coalition, has been creating experiential events globally and online, for over three decades. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Leadership Team of the Sustainable Event Alliance, a global guild for sustainable event professionals.

STM affiliated projects include some of the world’s most high-profile events, and range from government meetings to academic programs; unique destination programs to and social events; and advocacy programs to concerts. Suzanne advises event teams on sustainable design, food and beverage safety, sustainable venue and site selection, virtual event production, staff training, waste management and sustainable materials and suppliers.

Throughout the United States and around the world, including India, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and Kenya Suzanne is a strong voice in the event industry to NOT return to normal post-COVID-19.  The Meetings and Events Industry by its nature, creates temporary experiences in an extremely wasteful way, with extremely siloed perspectives and goals.  As a Mentor in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, she hopes to amplify her platform to forever change the way events are produced to systemize sustainability and net zero waste and carbon usage.

Favorite kitchen item: Vintage Dansk pealla pan-so versatile...and immersion blender to make smoothies...and French press coffee pot-only decaf though!

Suzanne Morrell, MBA, SEPC


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Sustainability Pledge

Sustainability for events means taking action towards preserving our natural environment; promoting a healthy, inclusive society; and supporting a thriving economy.

  1. Event organizers and suppliers share responsibility for implementing and communicating sustainable practices.
  2. ​ Basic environmental practices include:
    • Conservation of resources, including water, energy and natural resources
    • Waste management
    • Supply chain management and responsible purchasing
  3. Basic social considerations include:
    • Universal human rights
    • Community impacts
    • Labor practices
    • Respect for culture
    • Safety and security
    • Health and well-being
  4. Sustainable events support thriving economic practices through:
    • Collaboration and partnerships
    • Local support, including small and medium enterprises
    • Stakeholder participation
    • Equitable economic impact
    • Transparency
    • Responsible governance

Sustainable Events & Meetings

Strategically creating one-of-a-kind experiences, organized and managed with net-positive environmental impact.

Locations & Destinations

Building unique programs and events worldwide in cities and at venues that comply with industry-wide sustainable event standards.

Healthy Spaces

Providing strategies to improve health and wellness in the spaces we spend our time.

Resource & Waste Management

Redesigning spaces to create environments that complement safe and sustainable event practices.

Awards & Associations

  • Board Member

    Sustainable Event Alliance

  • Contributor

    Council on Environmental Cooperation: Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guide, 2019

  • Member

    Incentivizing and Supporting Healthy Food Donations Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and ReFED, 2018-2019

  • Member

    DC Food Recovery Working Group, 2017-2019

  • Participant

    North America Major Groups and Stakeholders Regional Consultations in Preparation for the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), 2019

  • Meritorious Honor Award

    for outstanding collaboration, cooperation, coordination and production support to build and stage the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30, 2017

  • Meritorious Honor Award

    for flawless execution of the 2017 Arctic Council Ministerial

  • Certificate of Appreciation

    for outstanding team effort in support of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on August 4-6, 2014

  • Special Recognition

    for outstanding leadership during the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit

  • U.S. Department of State Franklin Award

    for commitment to excellent service

  • Certificate of Recognition

    for outstanding service in the aftermath of bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam

  • Certificate of Recognition

    for service in support of U.S. Diplomatic efforts to bring peace to Kosovo

  • Franklin Award

    for outstanding duty