We are Creating Environments.
Strategic Consulting for Sustainability in Events.
Who we are.
Award winning event producer, Suzanne Morrell, MBA, founder of STM|enterprises, LLC, and the D.C. Event Food Waste Coalition, has been creating experiential events globally and online, for over three decades.
STM projects include some of the world’s most high-profile events, and range from government meetings to academic programs; from destination and social events to advocacy programs. Suzanne advises event teams on sustainable design, safe food and beverage management, sustainable venue and site selection, virtual event production, staff training, and unique destination programs.
Suzanne has planned events throughout the United States and around the world, including India, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kenya and Sweden, with a sustainable focus.
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
Event Sustainability Pledge
Sustainability for events means taking action towards preserving our natural environment; promoting a healthy, inclusive society; and supporting a thriving economy.
- Event organizers and suppliers share responsibility for implementing and communicating sustainable practices.
- Basic environmental practices include:
- Conservation of resources, including water, energy and natural resources
- Waste management
- Supply chain management and responsible purchasing
- Basic social considerations include:
- Universal human rights
- Community impacts
- Labor practices
- Respect for culture
- Safety and security
- Health and well-being
- Sustainable events support thriving economic practices through:
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Local support, including small and medium enterprises
- Stakeholder participation
- Equitable economic impact
- Responsible governance
Sustainable Events & Meetings
Strategically creating one-of-a-kind experiences, organized and managed with minimal environmental impact.
Locations & Destinations
Building unique programs and events worldwide in cities and at venues that comply with industry-wide sustainable event standards.
Sustainability Plans and Teams
Providing training and support for teams to implement zero waste and sustainable objectives.
Styling & Production
Redesigning spaces to create environments that complement safe and sustainable event practices.
Awards & Associations
Council on Environmental Cooperation: Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guide, 2019
Incentivizing and Supporting Healthy Food Donations Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and ReFED, 2018-2019
DC Food recovery working group, 2017-2019
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
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
for outstanding duty
“I would be remiss in not giving special shout-outs to the special help we received from members of the team when we most needed it…Suzanne Morrell, who put on a closing reception fitting of the most important U.S.-India event this year.”Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
“Our thoughts and efforts came together in perfect synergy to deliver a great product. I’m glad it was appreciated by our delegates too. Several delegates who I met long after (the event) was over felt that the reception was the best of the three nights! All thanks to your meticulous planning and implementation!”
“Thanks for inviting us to be a part of the event. Our young artists have been exposed to such an event for the first time and it was a learning experience for them. The coordination and logistics were superbly organized for ease of work. The students were well received by the guests too.”Founder, women's job training program in India
“Thank you so much for your personal touch. We appreciate everything that happened to ensure our comfort and professionalism were met. You and your team were awesome and it was a privilege to work together. It was great to be in your hands and I can’t wait to do it again.”
“I got some good feedback from attendees. I spoke to my client service team and found out we have 2 opportunities and 1 proposal already as a result of the reception and dinner. So it was a great networking event for us!”
“You should be cloned. As you can tell, I’ve been in the workforce for a while, and I wish everyone would clearly close the loop and articulate the agreements in conversations exactly as you have.”Barbara Stein, National Education Association
“Suzanne Morrell was pitch-perfect to work with on planning my wedding. I’d never hired someone to manage a personal event, and Suzanne was a revelation. Negotiating the contract was a breeze, as Suzanne listened well and came back with an offer that exactly met my needs and budget. Working with her, every one of her suggestions on setup, the ceremony, the the site, flowers, etc. was spot on. Her referrals to caterers and other vendors yielded equally top-caliber people. I totally relaxed about planning my wedding, thanks to Suzanne’s expert and pleasant help. She even vetted the site for me without my seeing it. That shows the level of trust and confidence I had in Suzanne. She is top drawer all the way.”Susan Kuhn