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Skralde-Man (Garbage Man) battles the waste contractors at NorthSide Festival in Denmark. 

Skralde-Man (Garbage Man) battles the waste contractors at NorthSide Festival in Denmark.  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Northside (Denmark) takes the recycling comms to new levels with the awesome superhero trash battle played out in their comic “Skralde-Man”

 

The Northside superhero Skralde-Man (“Garbage Man”), takes a stand against retaliation from the cleaning company S.K.U.R.K. (Søren Kurk’s Universal Cleaning corporation - Skurk translates “Villain”) that has been fired by NorthSide, because there is no garbage at the festival anymore!

 

The result is a funny, inventive and really beautiful cartoon created by Bob Lundgreen Kristiansen and Kristian Bay Kirk from VIA University in Viborg. The have used elements from the festival's universe in their action-filled tale of NorthSide’s waste management programme, e.g. Trash Talkers, Trash Butler, Lead The Way campaign, the Rebox waste sorting system and the extensive refund scheme developed over the last 3 years.

 

These elements all have found their way into the two cartoonists' tale of Skralde Mans experiences at NorthSide.

 

View the comic | Read more about Northside's greening efforts

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How Live Events Can Save the World

How Live Events Can Save the World | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
We now have access to an infinite variety of in-home entertainment options as well as the ability to instantaneously connect with strangers, friends
Sustainable Event Alliance's insight:

How Live Events Can Save the World

 

Sustainable events...or are they?

 

"We need to concentrate our sustainability efforts on the social and environmental issues that are most relevant to the host communities and local ecosystems so that we can take action that will continue to resonate." said Brett Blumberg, Sustainable Business Leader

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Maine’s Premier Road Race Becomes Nation's First to Earn Top Sustainability Status

Maine’s Premier Road Race Becomes Nation's First to Earn Top Sustainability Status | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
The Beach to Beacon road race is celebrating its 20th anniversary. But there’s another milestone for Saturday’s Cape Elizabeth race event — it has achieved
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Meet Zest Mixology the Sustainable Event Alliance's latest sustainable supplier.

Meet Zest Mixology the Sustainable Event Alliance's latest sustainable supplier. | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the newest SEA member @ZestMixology - a bespoke mobile bar service for events in the UK

 

Committed to sustainability they use fair trade and/or organic fruit and garnishes, do not require power, use washable serviceware rather than disposables, and have a full recycling system. 

 

www.zestmixology.co.uk

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KL based waste & energy hackers Biji-biji Initiative tackle sustainable events creatively

The crew at Biji Biji Initiative are harvesting the urban landscape to make stuff out of found and recyclable materials. 

 

The social enterprise champions sustainable living, reusing waste creatively and they  love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques they aim to inspire their surroundings with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living.


They've progressed from providing creative stages and installations for the Rain Forest Music Festival (rwmf.net), to being their sustainability consultants.

 

They arranged the food waste management (for composting), sustainable materials sourcing, working with F&B vendors to use only biodegradable service ware, and engaging with festival attendees to get involved in putting the right thing in the right bin.

 

They also ran hands-on workshops on making stuff from old banners. They created an interactive  ‘Avatar Tree’ art installation where participants pedal on the bicycle power generator to light up fiber optic lights hung all over a huge tree.

 

The made signage out of old pallets and created catchy infographics on sustainable practices placed strategically around the festival site to provide amusing yet informative facts at every corner of the festival.

 

Importantly, this awesome team out of Kuala Lumpur measured the sustainability performance of the event and wrapped it up in a report for future progress tracking. 

 

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The world's biggest environmental crimes revealed.

The world's biggest environmental crimes revealed. | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

What are the biggest environmental crimes? The UN's magazine Our Planet reveals:

 

  • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
  • Trade and dumping of hazardous waste
  • Illegal extraction and trade in minerals
  • Wildlife poaching and trafficking
  • Illegal logging and trade

 

'Environmental crime shares many characteristics with drug and

firearms smuggling, counterfeiting, human trafficking and financial fraud and is increasingly serious, organized and transnational.'

 

A significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions results from, or is associated with, criminal activity. Up to 90 per cent of logging in key countries involves criminal activity.

 

Informal mining camps are destroying the most

biodiverse ecosystems in the world and poisoning the land inhabited by hundreds of indigenous peoples.

 

Can you be sure your event is not complicit in environmental crime through your purchasing choices?

 

'The failures of criminal law in fighting environmental crime result from a lack of political will rather than a lack of regulation...'

 

There are good news stories though:

 

  • Norway supports initiatives in rainforest partner countries that have led to the confiscation of illegally harvested wood, successful prosecution, improved forest monitoring and better cooperation among law enforcement agencies.
  • A new amendment of Chinese law on wildlife protection has increased punishment for illegal consumption and online wildlife trade.
  • User reports have helped Tencent (Chinese tel/com co) identify close to 1,000 accounts used to conduct or facilitate illegal trade in wildlife.
  • In 2016, China Customs filed 138 wildlife smuggling cases, leading to the seizure of a record 398 tons of controlled species.

  • Governments will support mining communities with new policies and regulations, mercury-free technologies, and loans to pay for them.

  • The Green Customs Initiative is a partnership between UN Environment and several international organisations to cooperate and prevent illegal trade in environmentally-sensitive commodities and substances.
  • Judges from over 50 countries gathered in Brazil in 2016 to inaugurate the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment.

 

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New SEA Accredited Professional Cohorts – Greece, Portugal, Italy | Sustainable Event Alliance

New SEA Accredited Professional Cohorts – Greece, Portugal, Italy | Sustainable Event Alliance | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Event Alliance is proud to announce the newest cohorts to the SEA Accredited Professional program are from Greece, Italy and Portugal – proving that sustainable event management is being embraced across the globe.

 

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.

 

Anastasia Zotou specialises in sustainable sports events providing organising committees with the appropriate knowledge on how to reduce negative impacts as well as raising environmental awareness to all stakeholders and participants.

 

Luca Guzzabocca has more than 15 years of experience in sustainable procurement and supply management. Since 2013 he has developed a sustainable event framework for the International Federation of Motorcycling (F.I.M) specifically for motorcycling. He is advisor for the Italian Mugello and Misano circuits for MotoGP events.

 

Dora Palma is an in-house sustainability manger at Rock in Rio – a music festival which occurs in Portugal (Lisbon), USA (Las Vegas), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), and Spain (Madrid), and is responsible for the ISO 20121 implementation, developing mobility projects, solid waste management plan, carbon footprint calculation and offset projects, and the sustainability action plan.

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Sustainability at the Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center is striving to be the most sustainable event facility in the world — and the first choice as a venue for green meetings
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Veggie? Organic? Solar? Recycled Pee? That's DGTL REVOLUTION. 

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Nationalism, Artist Censorship, Racism and Climate Change Denial on the agenda at #GEI19 Tues 7 March, London

Nationalism, Artist Censorship, Racism and Climate Change Denial on the agenda at #GEI19 Tues 7 March, London | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Green Events and Innovations is on again, as part of the UK Music Industry annual conference ILMC.

 

The full agenda is now launched. View it here.

 

Included on the #GEI19 agenda is discussion about Nationalism and Climate Change Denial. Discussion will include the recent Yourope anti-racism initiative Take a Stand. Also discussed will be recent experiences of artist censorship and oppression. According to new research, such occurrences have doubled since 2015.

 

GEI is held as part of ILMC which is now sold out.

ILMC delegates should tick the relevant box when registering.

 

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2017 Virtual Internships with the Sustainable Event Alliance are now OPEN!

2017 Virtual Internships with the Sustainable Event Alliance are now OPEN! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

If you are a student in event management, environment, sustainability or other related discipline, are at the beginning of your career, or in transition and would like to get your hands into sustainable event management, consider becoming a Virtual Intern with the Sustainable Event Alliance.

There is so much to learn, and so much to do, so please fill out the expression of interest form.

 

Does any of this sound like you?

  

  • I know my way around Wordpress
  • I am a social media guru
  • I love research (stats and qualitative) and want to do more
  • I'm interested in industry engagement, and would like to champion the SEA whilst also getting contacts for my future career
  • I intend to be an event professional, with good sustainability knowledge
  • I intend to specialise in event sustainability
  • I intend to specialise in sustainability management and want an understanding of the event industry
  • I am in to MarComms and Engagement, love sustainability and see events as a way of progressing sustainability on our earth and for our society.

 

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ISO 20121 Training (online/self-paced) -  hands up who wants to get involved!

ISO 20121 Training (online/self-paced) -  hands up who wants to get involved! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The SEA is currently road-testing our new online self-paced courses on ISO 20121 Implementation (suitable for practitioners) and ISO 20121 Auditing (suitable for practitioners and auditors looking to transition from 14001 or 9001). 

 

We offered our course out to our network for testing, to get feedback and to work on improvements. It’s current being undertaken and reviewed right across the world - 

 

  • Malaysia
  • South Africa
  • UK
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • Austria
  • Australia

 

We hope to receive lots of valuable feedback as in addition to a good geographic spread, we have people doing the course that are from a variety of viewpoints - event management students,  event managers, consultants, auditors, local council events teams and the supply chain (volunteer and waste management). Event sectors are right across the board, business events, music and arts festivals, community, sports, and venues.

 

We are having the course road-tested as we are uncertain if we have gone into too much or too little detail, have no idea on the time it will take to get through, and if it will be so strenuous people won’t finish! We are trying to balance it between being too brief (but comfortable) or too lengthy (and exhausting to wade through).

 

If you have something to add on what could be good for an online course - such as the time, level of detail and cost, we’d love to hear from you. Also if you’re not from one of the countries listed, and would like to also road-test the course, please do apply for a ‘freebie roadtest’ here: http://training.sustainable-event-alliance.org/

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Russ Spollin | Sustainable Event Alliance

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Russ Spollin, Sustainable Event Alliance Accredited Professional

Sustainable Event Alliance's insight:

Sustainable Event Alliance would like to welcome our most recent Accredited Professional, Russ Spollin :)

 

Russ works with festivals, community events and social enterprises to help them improve their environmental, social and economic performance.

 

He is experienced in waste and recycling, sanitation and humanure, system thinking, change management, project management, stakeholder engagement, community organising, permaculture design and information technology.

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Love Your Tent's foolproof guide to getting the most from festivals

Love Your Tent's foolproof guide to getting the most from festivals | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Love Your Tent have handpicked five golden rules into getting the most out of a festival...

 

Numero 1: Size (Doesn’t) Matter

Numero 2: Try Something Different To Munch On Every Day!

Numero 3: Put The Phone Down

Numero 4: Lose Yourself (In The Festival)

Numero 5: Love your tent

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The Barcelona International Convention Centre is in the process of implementing ISO 20121

The Barcelona International Convention Centre is in the process of implementing ISO 20121 | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has registered one of its best ever sustainability efforts over the past year. The venue, which is in the process of implementing ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management and ISO 22000 Food Safety Management certifications, says its energy use dropped 9.13% per delegate last year.

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Does your local water authority supply refill stations for events?  Unitywater do - check out their Hydration Station

Unitywater is privileged to work in a region packed with exciting community events. The Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia water authority supports the communities they service, by offering free access to the Unitywater Hydration Station.

 

They have two mobile water refilling stations available to hire for free. They deliver our Hydration Station or Refill Station to the site of community event.

 

http://unitywater.com.au/water-station

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ECO Coin - a new currency for sustainability .... powers sustainable actions by festivalgoers at DGTL Amsterdam

DGTL has partnered up with Next Nature Network to introduce “The ECO Coin”. The world’s first ecological currency.

 

With this new digital currency, DGTL rewards all visitors for their sustainable actions.

 

By participating in one of the many DGTL's Revolution projects or workshops, DGTL’s festivalgoers will now earn ECOs.

 

In turn, their ECOs will unlock special rewards like free sustainable food, music-downloads, unique products, discounts and access to the ‘TBA-secret area’.

 

dgtl.nl/dgtl-introduces-the-eco-coin

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Your photo on the cover of 3rd ed. of Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide?

Your photo on the cover of 3rd ed. of Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

In the final weeks of writing the 3rd edition of Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide, and a new cover photo is needed!

 

If you have the hero shot that you want immortalised on the cover of the book, please send it through via the book's website.

 

 

www.greeneventbook.com

 

Here's what the last two covers looked like, for inspiration. The first edition's cover was from Big Day Out in Australia, and the second from Shambala in the UK. Is your sustainable event shot the next one? Let's see it!

 

Remember, it needs some nice clear space in the photo to type the title over the top.

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Skralde-Man (Garbage Man) battles the waste contractors at NorthSide Festival in Denmark. 

Skralde-Man (Garbage Man) battles the waste contractors at NorthSide Festival in Denmark.  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Northside (Denmark) takes the recycling comms to new levels with the awesome superhero trash battle played out in their comic “Skralde-Man”

 

The Northside superhero Skralde-Man (“Garbage Man”), takes a stand against retaliation from the cleaning company S.K.U.R.K. (Søren Kurk’s Universal Cleaning corporation - Skurk translates “Villain”) that has been fired by NorthSide, because there is no garbage at the festival anymore!

 

The result is a funny, inventive and really beautiful cartoon created by Bob Lundgreen Kristiansen and Kristian Bay Kirk from VIA University in Viborg. The have used elements from the festival's universe in their action-filled tale of NorthSide’s waste management programme, e.g. Trash Talkers, Trash Butler, Lead The Way campaign, the Rebox waste sorting system and the extensive refund scheme developed over the last 3 years.

 

These elements all have found their way into the two cartoonists' tale of Skralde Mans experiences at NorthSide.

 

View the comic | Read more about Northside's greening efforts

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Reviewing sustainable event destinations - remembering why we love #Groningen, Cycle City of the Year

The once-fortressed, northeast college town of Groningen is a place that transformed itself in the 1970s by severely restricting car travel into and around the city. 

Check out their cycle city credentials: groningenfietsstad.nl/en/

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We love a mobile event waste sorting robot. 

We love a mobile event waste sorting robot.  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Waste Busters have manually sorted hundreds of tonnes of compost and recycling at events throughout the USA.

 

They have developed an at-event mobile  waste sorting station - using the technology from mainstream MRFs which detect recycling and compostable waste.  to help sort more efficiently at events.

 

They are currently crowd-funding to kick it to the next level, but putting on a bin lift devise to help feed the beast.

 

If you want to help this wonderful event greening group, any maybe have them at your event, have a look at the video and help them out with a little bit of funding!

 

Watch the video of this terrific recycling and compost sorting robot!

 

 

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The Powerful Thinking Guide 2017 now launched. Read it!

The Powerful Thinking Guide 2017 now launched. Read it! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The new and updated Powerful Thinking Guide provides event professionals with up-to-date knowledge and practical resources to help manage temporary energy smartly, reducing environmental impacts and fuel bills.

 

It is created from a collection of modular resources, factsheets and case studies that are also available online. This edition is European in focus, reflecting both the progress being made across Europe on this topic, and the partners involved with the guide’s content.

 

Since the first edition of the guide in 2012, a significant shift towards more efficient energy management has taken place in the events industry. Events are typically able to save between 10% and 50% of their fuel consumption and there are many examples that illustrate how and where this has been achieved in the new guide.

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Ask an Expert | Get your Event Sustainability Questions Answered!

Ask an Expert | Get your Event Sustainability Questions Answered! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

With a growing international network of SEA Accredited Professionals, we now offer a free 'Ask an Expert' Service.

 

If you have a question you'd like answered, please ask it, and we'll put the word out to our network of event sustainability professionals and technical experts.

 

Your question and their answer will be added to the SEA FAQ database, for the benefit of all in the industry.

 

Non-SEA members can access this facility.

 

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Can a Sustainable Event Industry Create Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions?

Can a Sustainable Event Industry Create Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions? | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Positive Impact asked Liselore van der Heijden, deputy director of the cultural center Westergasfabriek, to discuss the theme 'Can a Sustainable Event Industry Create Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions?' further and to draw from her experience at an old polluted site that has been renovated into a beautiful and sustainable park in the heart of Amsterdam!

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