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Super Bowl 50 at 2016 Responsible Business Summit - A Case Study

Super Bowl 50 at 2016 Responsible Business Summit - A Case Study | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Super Bowl 50, the most watched one day sporting event in history, set out to be the "most shared, most participatory and most giving Super Bowl ever all delivered in a Net Positive way.

 

This case study presentation includes a Q&A session with delegates in which Neill uncovers additional insights that can be applied in everyday business committed to doing good and doing well.

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Lovely idea: seeded conference badges - Plant Your Name Here!

Lovely idea: seeded conference badges - Plant Your Name Here! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Planting the seed of sustainability was key at the fifth GRI Global Conference 2016 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands earlier this year.

 

As part of MCI’s project management services, delegates were given a 100% recycled paper ‘seeded badge’ at registration to support GRI’s Empowering Sustainable Decisions theme. MCI worked with GRI to guide delegates on how to use their named seeded badge, which was implanted with seeds, after attending the conference. Instructions were given on how to plant the badge, water it and wait for wild flowers to bloom, through a pocket-sized event programme, in the sustainability section on the conference mobile app and by registration staff.

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Two weeks on, is this the worst Glastonbury cleanup ever?

Two weeks on, is this the worst Glastonbury cleanup ever? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Thanks to the terrible weather and selfish punters, staff are still clearing the site at Worthy Farm of everything from abandoned tents and gas bottles to debit cards and clothing.
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The eternal struggle of the 'event greener' at music festivals. What can happen to change this disease?

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Great work by @CCScotland with their Fields of Green: Music Festivals and Climate Change project

Great work by @CCScotland with their Fields of Green: Music Festivals and Climate Change project | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Fields of Green is a one year research project (April 2015 – April 2016) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council exploring the environmental sustainability of Scotland’s music festivals and their capacity to enable ‘greener’ audience behaviours within the temporary communities formed during such events.

 

The project aims to lay the foundations for a future community of practice of music festival organisers and artists working together towards a greener Scotland.

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More great Green Exhibit Ideas from Eventcellany

More great Green Exhibit Ideas from Eventcellany | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

 

 

When designing an exhibit booth most of us think brand impact first. Environmental impacts are rarely top of mind. But what if your booth could use sustainability as a tool to build your brand, attracting new customers or members and building affinity among existing ones?

 

Make a strong brand impact without a huge environmental footprint by considering these sustainability ideas for your next exhibit booth.


Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/green-exhibit-innovations#SXVoSkCJsDgv8XPy.99

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Calgary Stampede getting on the green bandwagon

Calgary Stampede getting on the green bandwagon | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Great to see Calgary Stampede jumping on the green band wagon.

 

For the second year, the Calgary Stampede is working with DIG (Do It Green) events to reduce its carbon footprint and offer enhanced recycling options on the grounds.

 

Stampede goers can ride their bike to the park, recycle their bottles and cans on the grounds, and then plant a tree after they go home this year. 

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ISO 20121 Registry - who's got this ISO thing going on?

ISO 20121 Registry - who's got this ISO thing going on? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Event Alliance has created a Global ISO 20121 Registry for all organisations, events and venues implementing ISO 20121.

 

The ISO 20121 Registry allows those that have undertaken a conformity assessment to log their details including scope of management system, date, audit level achieved, auditing body competency, and to upload a case study or other information to share with industry peers.

 

Click through to register or to read news stories on ISO 20121 implementation or see who's registered.

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Is your event part of the Energy Revolution in the UK?

As festival-goers, we all love festivals and understand the freedom, fun and inspiration to be found at them. In the UK we have a world-renowned festival scene to be proud of, with its roots in social revolution. Right now though, we need a new kind of revolution – an energy revolution.

 

Energy Revolution crowdsources donations at point-of-sale and uses them to invest in sustainable energy projects. It turns fossil-fuel travel miles into clean, renewable energy so we can keep the party going forever.

 

www.energy-revolution.org.uk/

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2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Toolkit by Creative Carbon Scotland

2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Toolkit by Creative Carbon Scotland | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with the help of Creative Carbon Scotland, have created a toolkit and awards program to encourage venues and shows to be produced as sustainably as possible.

 

Designed to be used at any point in the production process (from choosing a subject matter to deciding what to do with props at the end of a run), the toolkit brings together international resources and ideas covering everything from publicity to travel to set design.

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Welcome to HAE Now – Fair Trade Organic Cotton Tshirts - our newest SEA member

Welcome to HAE Now – Fair Trade Organic Cotton Tshirts - our newest SEA member | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Sustainable Event Alliance welcomes our newest Supplier member - HAE Now - producers of organic cotton t-shirts.

 

Their OrganicTee range is made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic cotton, Fair Trade Certified™ - and comes in t-shirts, tote bags, aprons, and other items.

 

All of their products are imprintable, and perfect for event merchandise.

 

www.haenow.com

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Individual, high-profile events at the forefront of voluntary carbon finance

Individual, high-profile events at the forefront of voluntary carbon finance | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Voluntary buyers around the world paid to offset the equivalent of 84.1 million (M) tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2015, a 10 per cent increase from 2014, led by private-sector companies taking proactive steps to reduce emissions ahead of regulation, according to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace (EM).

 

Major events such as the World Cup, the Olympics, and the Superbowl have each gone carbon-neutral, putting individual, high-profile events at the forefront of voluntary carbon finance.

 

“Paris reframed our ideas about shared responsibility for addressing climate change by saying everyone needs to play a part in solving this crisis,” said Forest Trends Founding President and CEO Michael Jenkins.

 

“Now armed with a mandate from the world’s governments and biggest businesses, we’re in a unique position to go above and beyond what’s presently required – bending the curve toward achieving what’s truly needed to avoid climate catastrophe. Voluntary offsetting is one promising solution to help bridge that gap,” Jenkins added.

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Save the date - tomorrow is #CSRshareDay!
Calling all event sustainability champions to the 24 hr sustainable event twitterverse!

Save the date - tomorrow is #CSRshareDay!<br/>Calling all event sustainability champions to the 24 hr sustainable event twitterverse! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
#CSRshareDay is an online 24hr twitter campaign whereby sustainability champions across the globe will each host an hour of conversation discussing CSR and sustainability.
 
The twitter chat will pass through Auckland, Sydney, Nairobi, Sofia, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Manchester, Harare, London, Barcelona, New York, Portland, Toronto, Ottawa, Mexico City. Last year the event had a reach of 802,862 and we are aiming for a reach of 1,000,000 in 2016 so we would love for you to join the conversation and help us achieve this goal! 
 
 
Last year's event took place on January 22nd 2015 and was a great success! Click here to see a summary of 2015's 24hour tweet-athon!
 
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How Green Is Your Marathon? | Discuss this @CSRshareDay 22nd April with SEA Board Member Graham Ross of Kusaga Athletic

How Green Is Your Marathon? | Discuss this @CSRshareDay 22nd April with SEA Board Member Graham Ross of Kusaga Athletic | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The sight of tens of thousands of runners pouring through city streets has become a familiar scene all over the world.  Iconic bridges, major tourist attractions and arterial roads are closed to regular traffic for a rare chance to pound the cobblestones or climb ancient steps.  No question this trend is positive in many ways - fitness becomes a focus, tourism booms, local shops and restaurants enjoy peak crowds. 

 

But what impacts are there?

 

SEA Board Member Graham Ross considers this in this article.

 

Join Graham on twitter to discuss this and more on @CSRshareDay 22nd April. He's hosting at 3pm Sydney time (AEST).

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GOLDOC achieves ISO 20121 2nd party conformity assessment by Sustainable Event Alliance

GOLDOC achieves ISO 20121 2nd party conformity assessment by Sustainable Event Alliance | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA) congratulates Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) for implementing an effective and rigourous event sustainability management system in conformity to international standard ISO 20121.

 

The SEA conducted an independent and external review (‘Second Party Conformity Assessment’) of GOLDOC’s compliance to ISO 20121: Event Sustainability Management Systems.

 

In undertaking the independent review, it was apparent that GOLDOC is showing it’s serious about the potential environmental and socio-economic issues and opportunities in putting on this mega sports event. Their intent is backed up by an approach that will ensure all facets of GOLDOC operations will have sustainability management at their heart. The systems established to operate the Games ensure that the sustainability team can engage with all functional areas of the operation, and be confident that the ambitions set for sustainability performance of the Games can be successfully met.

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The world's first zero waste food festival — how can it be done?

The world's first zero waste food festival — how can it be done? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Food festivals are  a great opportunity to shovel as many bite-sized portions of obscure delicacies into your mouth as you can. But the dirty little secret of these events – or maybe it's not such a secret — is the amount of waste they produce.

 

Any time you're seeing boxes and boxes of food go into the trash at the end of the night, it kind of breaks my heart," Shawna Dawson says. "It pains me to know how many people in our city go to bed hungry."

 

Dawson is the founder and organizer of LA Food Fest, which held its seventh tasting event this weekend. The two-day festival featured nearly 150 vendors dishing out everything from banh mi and empanadas to ceviche and lobster rolls for up to 20,000 hungry people.

 

This year, she set an ambitious goal for herself: Transforming the festival into the world's first zero waste food tasting event.

 

Dawson won't know until Monday how close to the zero waste goal LA Food Fest got. But she says it's not about perfection. "My goal for this weekend way to hit a 50% mark. If we get 50% this time, it means we'll get 60 to 70% next year and pretty darn close on the third try. Even if we only make a tiny dent this year, it's a tiny dent that's never been made before and we can continue to improve."

 

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Serving up sustainability: Wimbledon in numbers

Serving up sustainability: Wimbledon in numbers | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Up to 10 million people are due to tune in to watch the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final, the culmination of a tournament which will have been visited by more than 500,000 tennis fans during the fortnight of matches.

 

Read some of the 'sustainability' numbers at Wimbledon this year... 

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 Nationals Park stadium is a model for Green Sports

 Nationals Park stadium is a model for Green Sports | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Read more on this stadium's approach to gaining LEED certification.

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Loving the Trash Butler NorthSide_DK

Loving the Trash Butler NorthSide_DK | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

From trash butlers and bike lots to regionally grown food, Denmark's NorthSide music festival is setting trends for its environmentally-friendly policies and cleanliness. 

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UEFA 2016 implements ISO 20121 and undergoes 3rd party audit

UEFA 2016 implements ISO 20121 and undergoes 3rd party audit | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

UEFA EURO 2016's has implemented ISO 20121 for operations at the tournament in France and has undertaken a 3rd party audit by SGS.

 

Both UEFA and its organisational partner EURO 2016 SAS have implemented a committed and innovative strategy for EURO 2016, which builds on previous initiatives put in place at the final tournaments in 2008 and 2012.

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Sustainable rock & roll grass for Roskilde Festival

Sustainable rock & roll grass for Roskilde Festival | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The wear of thousands of happy, dancing and bouncing festival guests is tough on the grass on both the camping and festival site. Read about Microclover® which is used on the Roskilde site - it reinforces the grass mixture, making it stronger for the encounter with the many festival guests.

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Post Festival Tent Wasteland Walkabout

2016 walkabout in South Park 1 and Rigs Field at 8pm Monday after the public have gone home. What they left behind showed how lazy about 1/4 of them are
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Great Glasto Greening Campaign - Love The Farm, Leave No Trace Pledge

Everyone attending Glastonbury Festival in 2016, upon purchasing their tickets through the online system will be asked to sign the Pledge to - Love The Farm, Leave No Trace. 

 

Watch this great video about it.

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New SEA Accredited Professionals hail from Finland and South Africa.

New SEA Accredited Professionals hail from Finland and South Africa. | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Event Alliance is proud to announce the newest cohorts to the Accredited Professional program are from Finland and South Africa – proving that sustainable event management is being embraced across the globe.

Crecilda van der Merwe started her career as an Environmental Consultant and has since been assisting events with planning, managing and mitigating their environmental impacts. Her consultancy company NCC Group works with many events that pass through National Parks and conservation areas, which require detailed planning to ensure their sustainability for future events.

 

Elina Levula is a sustainability specialist from Finland and has worked in various sustainability projects in event industry since 2008 in UK and Finland. She has Master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Management (University of Jyväskylä), including minor studies in environmental science and major studies in tourism. She is one of the founders of Visia Cooperative, which provides sustainability consulting services for events, companies, public organizations and NGOs.

 

About the SEA Accredited Professional Program

SEA Accredited Professionals are recognised for their up-to-date knowledge and experience within the field of sustainability in event management and their competency to advise, assess or train others. They undertake a peer-reviewed online competency assessment and actively contribute to the sustainable event practitioner community and share their knowledge. 

 

sustainable-event-alliance.org/accredited-professional

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Second Gold Certification for PGA TOUR AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach - Council for Responsible Sport

Second Gold Certification for PGA TOUR AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach - Council for Responsible Sport | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The MONTEREY PENINSULA FOUNDATION, along with THE OFFSET PROJECT and the PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY have come together to achieve a 2nd Gold Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport. 

 

The Offset Project President Kristin Cushman said of the work with the Pro-Am, “Our primary focus when we began was to help the event divert materials from the landfill.  Through years of hard work, and amazing support from our partners, the program has grown into a model everyone can be proud of.  In 2016, The Offset Project established a daily food donation to local organizations, reduced labor time, and streamlined the removal of all waste from the property. The focus has now shifted to establishing event policies and strengthening community partnerships to ensure the success and longevity of what we’ve started.”

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Sponsors, Brands, Sustainable Events?

Sponsors, Brands, Sustainable Events? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Events offer a chance to positively influence sustainability in the supply chain and local industry, and they can also offer a platform to promote positive change amongst event attendees and the local destination. 

 

But what role can brands play?

 

I’d like to think that brands who have their own sustainability mission would have an eye on the sustainability performance of the events they align their name to or produce themselves. That’s straightforward thinking isn’t it?

 

A brand that’s shouting far and wide of its great-green-progress may be at risk if an event’s sustainability impacts are not being responsibly managed.

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