Checklist for Green Events

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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

Vogel auf Ast1 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

Vogel auf Ast2 Accommodation

  • Stay in climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

Vogel auf Ast3 Paper

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

 

Actions for organisator

Vogel auf Ast1 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

Vogel auf Ast2 Energy

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

Vogel auf Ast3 Accommodation

  • Recommend climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

Vogel auf Ast4 Catering

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

Vogel auf Ast5 Paper

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

Vogel auf Ast6 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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Vogel auf AstAre 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

Myriam

Myriam van Alphen-Schrade is a Marketing & PR expert and currently holds the position of Senior PR & Communication Manager at XING EVENTS.
Having worked in various management roles for fashion & lifestyle products for many years she is now enjoying being part of the meetings and events industry.

Myriam has published various studies including the Social Media & Events Report 2012 and 2013, which has become a must read among event organisers and is considered as an important source of information on the subject of social media in the event industry.
Myriam

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