Checklist for Green Events

 

Nowadays, every attendee who is traveling to an event using different transportation options is causing carbon emissions.

What can you do to make your event greener?

Below is a summarised checklist with methods and their impact on the environmentally sound organisation of an event.

Actions for participiants

1 Mobility

  • Choose a hotel near location (minimize travel distance while taking existing infrastructure into account)
  • Strategic „mobility partners“ (e.g. Eco-Taxi, shuttle service)
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

2 Accommodation

  • Stay in climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

3 Paper

  • Save paper (use electronic media)
  • Climate neutral printing
  • Recycled paper

 

Actions for organisator

1 Mobility

  • Choose location to minimize travel distance while taking existing infrastructure into account
  • Strategic „mobility partners“ (e.g. Eco-Taxi, shuttle service)
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

2 Energy

  • Choose location that uses renewable energy
  • Use green electricity (green electicity certificates)
  • Reduce energy consumption (thermal insulation, energy efficient technology)

3 Accommodation

  • Recommend climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

4 Catering

  • Ecological catering with seasonal products
  • Procurement of regional products
  • Avoid packaging or transporting drinks by useing e.g. big bottles (minimize transportation distance)

5 Paper

  • Save paper (use electronic media)
  • Climate neutral printing
  • Recycled paper
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

6 Procurement of products and services

  • Minimize transportation distance (use local services)
  • Avoid waste (use long lasting products)
  • Reduce energy consumption (use energy efficient products)
  • Eliminate waste (use long lasting products)

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Are you interested in Green Events?
Download our Green Events Report 2013! http://bit.ly/YYOMZB 

 

Related Blog Post: How Green is the Event Industry?

Myriam van Alphen-Schrade

Myriam van Alphen-Schrade

Seit fast 10 Jahren ist Myriam als Kommunikationsspezialistin für etablierte Unternehmen aus unterschiedlichen Branchen aktiv. Seit 2012 verantwortet sie die PR und Kommunikation bei XING Events.
Myriam hat verschiedene Studien zum Thema Social Media veröffentlicht unter anderem den Social Media & Events Report, welcher sich als eine Pflichtlektüre unter Veranstaltern etabliert hat und als wichtige Informationsquelle zum Thema Social Media in der Veranstaltungsbranche dient.
Myriam van Alphen-Schrade

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