How to | 5 tips for sustainable events

How to | 5 tips for sustainable travel & events

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“There’s no planet B.”

The global mindset towards taking care of our planet is changing, not just in our daily lives, but also when hosting events. Here are a few tips that could help you reduce the carbon footprint of your event drastically. (And it is actually great for your public image as well.)

1.       Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Step 1 is reducing trash. Try to avoid single use plastic by for example encouraging your guests to bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug when traveling.

Sometimes it’s just not possible not to produce any trash, if you do need to buy stuff, opt for the reusable option.

Not possible either? Then recycle. Thanks to the latest technological novelties trash processing companies can get the most out of our recycled rubbish and ship it to companies who give it a new life. Make sure it’s easy enough for your guests to recycle by using clear signaling. Do keep in mind that people also shouldn’t get stressed about maybe putting something in the wrong bin.

2.       Go paperless

Nowadays there or plenty of apps that can be used to reduce the use of paper during events. These can be used for entrance tickets, information during a congress, networking, …

Need to have something printed anyway? In that case use recycled paper, it’s a bit more expensive, but definitely worth it.

3.       Get active

Bike tour in Valencia

Bike tour in Valencia

Discover the city, save money, get some exercise and reduce your carbon footprint all at the same time by choosing to walk or bike instead of taking the car or bus.

4.       Eat local

There’s no better way to get to know the culture than discovering the local cuisine. Try to look for restaurants that work with local products instead of ingredients that have been traveling hundreds or thousands of kilometers.

Are you not sure about a restaurant? Feel free to contact your project manager and we will be more than happy enough to look it up for you.

5.       Eat vegetarian/vegan

Vegetarian tapas

Vegetarian tapas

Last but not least, a trend that has been in the rise for the past 2 decades: eating less meat and fish. Research shows that the meat and dairy production are causing up to 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. By choosing to eat at least one vegetarian or vegan meal, you can already make a big difference.

Interested how big your carbon footprint is? Calculate it here.

 

 

 

 

Looking for a partner to host a sustainable event? At event-one DMC we have all the experience and know-how you need! Feel free to contact us for more information at info@event-one.com.

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