Organizing a sustainable event requires careful and detailed planning. However, it can have a large positive impact on the environment and the organizer’s reputation.
Here are some tips for careful planning:
Choose a location with a high reputation for environmental sustainability, such as ISO-certified hotels or convention centers.
Reduce the environmental impact of travel and encourage participants to travel using public transport, such as the train or bus, or car sharing. Alternatively, a shuttle service with electric or hybrid vehicles can be organized to reduce CO2 emissions.
Use predominantly recyclable and biodegradable materials such as recycled paper, paper cups and recyclable cutlery instead of plastic. Cut down on disposable items such as napkins and tablecloths and offer reusable options by providing attendees with information on how to dispose of waste properly. Also use biodegradable or reusable crockery and cutlery.
Offer guests organic and local food to reduce transport environmental impact and promote local agriculture.
Conserve energy and water by using energy efficient technologies and encourage participants to turn off electronic devices when not in use.
Promote LED lights and schedule lighting only when needed and make sure all faucets are turned off properly. Use renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind energy, if possible.
Reduce paper use and employ digital tools for event communication and management, such as event apps, e-mails, digital platforms, and slides. If necessary, use only recycled paper and print only what is needed with electronic document management technologies.
A sustainable event through guests’ involvement
Sensitize guests by informing them about the importance of sustainability and the actions that the organizer is taking to reduce the environmental impact of the event. In this way, increased awareness can be encouraged, and more sustainable behaviors promoted.
Following these guidelines can help you organize an environmentally sustainable event that promotes eco-friendliness and ecological protection.
Our goal is to organize sustainable events that have the least impact on the environment.