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Green Event Guide

GREEN EVENTS -GUIDE- KEY STATISTICS #2 D 17% The trade show industry is the second most wasteful after the construction industry. 17% of agencies say their clients aren't interested in sustainable policies. XXXXXX Nearly 6 in 10 event planners don't apply a CSR (Corporate social responsibility) policy to their events. CARBON FOOTPRINT CONTRIBUTORS Transportation Onsite Office Event Venue Food & Drink Exhibits Destination 8 Communications Accommodation Audio-Visual WHY GO GREEN? Cut costs thanks to recycling Sustainability is becoming increasingly popular Reduce the impact on climate change Better protect the surrounding environment Adhere to international standards Reduce the amount of waste produced TOP TIPS FOR GREEN EVENTS Prioritise sustainability from the outset. Go paperless - send emails, use social media etc. for communications instead. Choose a venue that's easy to access via public transport. Recycle as much as possible e.g. name badges from one event to the next. Opt for reusable crockery instead of paper or plastic. Procure organic food and drink locally. Take a reductionist approach and only use what you need. Compost any food waste. Engage event paritcipants in your sustainability programme. Offset your carbon footprint. www.losberger.co.uk LOSBERGER Sources: http://www.citmagazine.com/article/1353763/state-industry-2015-corporate-groups-underestimate-value-csr https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/zero-waste-target-too-far-events-industry/ http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/12/green-meetings-international-sustainability-standards-convention-exhibition-industry/ http://planyourmeetings.com/2008/09/03/the-greening-of-an-industry/ http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/how-to-host-a-sustainable-carbon-neutral- conference-or-o http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/07/6-ways-go-green-conference/ http://www.wikihow.com/Host-a-Green-Event https://www.foe.co.uk/events/event_green_36588 http://www.flaticon.com/ http://www.freepik.com/ LO1-other-event/

Green Event Guide

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What event professionals need to know about sustainability and planning a green event.

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