As we move into the next decade of this century, it has become impertinent to address this issue. More and more event marketers and planners are adopting sustainable and eco-friendly methods and materials to host events.
Here are the top 5 Event Practices for Events you must adopt in 2020
1. Partnering with the Right Event Management Company
An Event Management Company with the right skill set and value system will help you reduce your event carbon footprint by a great deal. Numerous green event practices are driven by an experienced Event Management Company. Things like recyclable badges, paperless agendas and collaterals are just some of the touch points where you can boost your event green quotient.
2. Distance Matters
How far is the venue from airport or the nearest hotels? The closer they are to each other the shorter the drive to the venue; which means you leave a smaller carbon footprint.
Another option to reduce the carbon footprint is to block the venue near major public transport hubs. And finally, reel in the walkability factor. If the distance to the venue is less than 1km from the nearest hotels and restaurants, chances are your attendees will not leave a carbon footprint at all.
3. Remove what cannot be Reused
First things first. Go Paperless. Ensure all the communication from the BYDs to Invites to Agendas are sent digitally to the attendees. Use an event app to keep communicating with your attendees.
Another great way to reduce wastage is to stop serving water in sealed plastic bottles. Rather, it is better to place glasses and water pitchers at your event.
4. Focus on Waste Management
Event marketers are today becoming more aware of this concept of waste management. Hence, you will see a cluster of waste bins each designated with a sign for recycling or land fill.
Another great way to optimise waste management is to tie up with local non-profits. These non-profits ensure that excess food is distributed to the less fortunate and the recycle bin contents head to the recycling plant.
5. Let some Sun in
Whenever possible, opt for natural light. Incase the events taking place in a banquet hall then go for LED lights where ever possible. They are a great alternative to traditional incandescent lights which waste almost 90% of energy.
So the next time you are planning your event keep these 5 practices in mind. It might just bring a smile to Mother Nature’s face
At NeoNiche we are always looking for innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint at events. Check out how we delivered a zero waste to land fill event along with the country’s top insurance company here: https://neoniche.com/mahindra-insurance-brokers-beleaf-to-grow/