We put the “Event” back in “Environment”…..because without it, it wouldn’t make any sense.
Ok, we know that didn't really make sense either but we got your attention, didn't we? What does make sense is to consider the environmental impact of your event and to make commitments to reduce it. In case it’s not obvious, here are ten reasons to green your event:
Join a growing movement to make events more sustainable
Innovate with pioneering practices that can lay the groundwork for larger cultural transformations into the greater community
Meet community expectations
Add a powerful component to your brand and marketing efforts
Align with corporate sustainability and purpose driven programs
Generate a new approach to potential sponsors and old faithfuls
Engage stakeholders in sustainable behaviors that can have a ripple effect beyond a singular event
Actively make choices to reduce your climate impact
Trends show that businesses of all types that are incorporating sustainability practices will come out ahead in the new economy as compared to those who continue doing "business as usual"
As the event producers we have a responsibility; we have choices in the ways that we plan our operations and conduct business. It's our duty to do so responsibly.
Average Resource Recovery? 70%
Zero Waste Achieved? Check.
Sure, the info is out there. Do an internet search for "green" or "sustainable" events; you'll get hundreds of pages of links on case studies, how-to's, advice, leaders in the industry....but do you have the time to look through it all, identify best practices, plan, coordinate, manage and measure results?
Setting up a sustainable event takes time and expert knowledge of a wide range of sustainable industries and best practices. We're all of that and have a pretty darn good track record to prove it. We have tools for follow through and systems in place to measure results.
Oh, and did we mention that we're darn pleasant to work with?
“Lindsey is professional in every way, which is what makes her so easy to work with. From initial fact-finding meetings to actual day-of-event site logistics, Lindsey conducts herself in a way that fits our management style - hands-on, creative, thorough, interactive and unflappable.
Our results were phenomenal in significantly increasing our landfill diversion. We exceeded our expectations and have established a sensible plan for the future. We highly recommend Lindsey, she proves it can be done easily, efficiently and effectively.”
— Desiree Hamilton, Hamilton Events (Shamrock Run)
“I want to make sure to share how much I appreciate your crew. They are amazingly hard workers, super diligent, and just a pleasure to work with. Thank you for running such an amazing operation!”
— Greg Raisman, City of Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler's Office (Alberta St. Last Thursday)
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your services, you guys ROCK! Your team was absolutely incredible. I had some guys there that work large events all around the world and they said that your team is arguably the best that they have seen. They were on point all weekend and I do not know that it could have been handled any better. Please extend my heartfelt thank you to your entire team. Thank you, and I look forward to working with you again next year!”
— Rowan Waldman, Motiv Sports (Shamrock Run & Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon)