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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
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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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Top 10 branded plastic pollution revealed by clean up audit

Top 10 branded plastic pollution revealed by clean up audit | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

In 2018 individuals and organisations took action to hold corporations accountable for the plastic pollution they force into the marketplace through unnecessary, problematic and excessive throwaway packaging and materials. Break Free From plastic member organisations engaged nearly 10 000 volunteers in 239 cleanups in 42 countries on 6 continents, collecting over 187 851 pieces of plastic pollution. 

By adding 'brand audits' to the cleanups, thousands of parent companies were represented in the log. Their analysis reveals the Top Polluters as:


Coca Cola
PepsiCo
Nestle
Danone
Mondelez International
Procter and Gamble
Unilever
Perfetti van Melle
Mars Incorporated
Colgate Palmolive

The top three accounted for 14% of the branded plastic pollution found.

What is heartening is many of these brands realise they must take direct action in producer responsibility of the products they sell in disposable packaging, into markets where no collection system is in place. Reports like this one can only help to accelerate action by producers, government and communities.

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GreenPort Congress | A plastic free GreenPort Congress 2018

GreenPort Congress | A plastic free GreenPort Congress 2018 | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
The 2018 edition of the GreenPort Cruise & Congress conference Europe will not be welcoming any plastic.
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8 things you need to know about the IPCC 1.5˚C report

8 things you need to know about the IPCC 1.5˚C report | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
The world is off track from its agreed-upon goal of limiting global warming, say leading climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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Action being taken on single-use plastic by hotels

Action being taken on single-use plastic by hotels | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
From plastic straws to the complete elimination of single-use plastics, more and more in the hospitality industry are opting to create a sustainable travel experience.
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Single-use plastic crackdown at UK Construction Week 

Single-use plastic crackdown at UK Construction Week  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

In an attempt to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles thrown away at the UK’s largest construction show, UK Construction Week (UKCW) has partnered with Join the Pipe to install water fountains around the event providing free tap water to its 35,000 visitors.

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Global MICE Summit has a full morning dedicated to Sustainability - Nov 29/30 Nairobi @MICESummit 

Global MICE Summit has a full morning dedicated to Sustainability - Nov 29/30 Nairobi @MICESummit  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

29th November 2018 
MORNING

Theme: Sustainability within the MICE Space: How MICE Plays a critical role in efforts to attain Sustainability 
  1. SDGS: What are the SDGs and how do they relate to the MICE Industry?
  2. CERTIFICATIONS: What are the criteria used to determine that a MICE Player is sustainable?
  3. SUSTAINABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: Are sustainable Businesses more or less profitable?
  4. MICE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES. How do we empower the people in a MICE Destination?
  5. SUSTAINABLE VENUES: Challenges faced in efforts to make venues sustainable
  6. SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT: What are the practices of a sustainable MICE Player?
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The Routledge Handbook of Festivals just launched includes chapter on environmental sustainability 

The Routledge Handbook of Festivals just launched includes chapter on environmental sustainability  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Just published - the Routledge Handbook of Festivals - featuring a chapter written by Meegan Jones.

'Chapter 8. Influencers of environmental sustainability success at festivals'

 

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National Refill Day today in the UK - 27 September

National Refill Day today in the UK - 27 September | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Put your tap on the map and join over 12 000 businesses offering free refills across the UK, keeping Britain hydrated and reducing single use plastic. Nice one!

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Hands up who wants to learn how to implement ISO 20121 for their event company? 

Hands up who wants to learn how to implement ISO 20121 for their event company?  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The SEA has an online self-paced course in implementing ISO 20121, the event sustainability management system. If you're working on an event or with an event organising company that wishes to get their sustainability house in order, ISO 20121 could be for you. 

 

Should you even consider ISO 20121? Yes if.... 

 

✔ Your event repeats, annually, weekly, monthly, in one or many locations

✔ Your event is once off but of such a scale there are many years pre-planning

✔ The organising committee for the event changes and there's a chance of previous experience being lost

✔ You're from an event organising company that produces multiple events for various clients

✔ You run a venue which provides more than just dry hire

✔ You're from a supplier such as catering, waste, energy, infrastructure or other services which has typical event management processes and impacts

✔ Your company has excellent systems and frameworks and sustainability management should likewise be systemised

✔ You wish to fully embed and integrate sustainability management into the DNA of the event or organisation

 

But is the training right for me? Yes if... 

 

✔ You are the sustainability manager of an event, event organising company or venue.

✔ You are an event industry professional often asked to implement sustainability and you want to know what ISO 20121 is so you can consider whether it is right for your company.

✔ You are an Auditor of ISO 20121 and you wish to learn how you can do truly effective audits that speak to the event sector and its nuances

✔ You are wishing to undergo professional development so you are ready to say 'yes' when asked if you can implement ISO 20121 for your event, company or client.

 

USD$350 | USD$250 for SEA Members

 

sustainable-event-alliance.org/iso-20121-online-training/

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Surfers Against Sewage and Cornwall Live helps Truro Half Marathon go single-use plastic-free 

Surfers Against Sewage and Cornwall Live helps Truro Half Marathon go single-use plastic-free  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

They used compostable cups - but did they get collected for composting - we'd love to hear about that too!

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Adopt Vegan Mondays

Berkeley Becomes First US City to Adopt Vegan Mondays | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Berkeley City Council will require all city-owned facilities and programs to provide vegan meals once a week in an effort to encourage plant-based food choices to combat climate change.
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Can outdoor festivals shed 'environmental disaster' label and go green? - CSMonitor.com

Can outdoor festivals shed 'environmental disaster' label and go green? - CSMonitor.com | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Outdoor music festivals generate alarming amounts of pollution and solid waste. But they also present an opportunity.
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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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Electric cars can now power events in Europe thanks to @AirQon.eu and @UIA_Initiative

Amazing news from Brussels this week - AirQon has received funding support from UIA (Urban Innovative Actions)  to set up event power charging from electric vehicles. Amazing work both of you - we can't wait to see what you can do! Read the news

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Want to turn the tide on plastic in sport? The Volvo Ocean Race shows how

Want to turn the tide on plastic in sport? The Volvo Ocean Race shows how | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
It’s already billed as one of the world’s most challenging competitions, but this year the organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race added an extra dimension to the gruelling 45,000-nautical mile journey—they pledged to host the most sustainable race ever, drastically reduce their use of plastics and change mindsets around the world.
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Virgin Atlantic Flies World's First Waste-Based Biofuel Commercial Flight

Virgin Atlantic Flies World's First Waste-Based Biofuel Commercial Flight | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic celebrated the landing of its Boeing 747-400 G-VROM (Barbarella) at Gatwick airport in the United Kingdom in what was the world's first commercial flight completed with jet fuel recycled from waste.
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CONGRATS TO @CTMarathon and @BluewaterGlobe for their terrific efforts in water and plastic conservation 

CONGRATS TO @CTMarathon and @BluewaterGlobe for their terrific efforts in water and plastic conservation  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Cape Town’s environment proved one of the big winners in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, with the use of single-use plastics significantly reduced and no municipal water used. Water dispensed from Bluewater Africa’s mobile water stations saved the use of plastics equivalent to that of 13 000 water sachets or 2600 standard water bottles.

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Ecobooth helping the exhibition sector to produce their events sustainably. 

Ecobooth helping the exhibition sector to produce their events sustainably.  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

By Nick Marks, founded of Ecobooth Nearly two years ago he was asked to create a ‘sustainable event’ by one of the world’s largest banks in the form of a trade show booth. Now he has a Circular Event Framework for his exhibition clients. Nice one! Let's get you part of the Sustainable Event Alliance!

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Bluewater supports sustainability at the Shanghai stopover of China Open Sailing (COS) 

Bluewater supports sustainability at the Shanghai stopover of China Open Sailing (COS)  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

At the Shanghai stopover of China Open Sailing (COS), Bluewater supplied pure water to all guests and sailors enabling the event to say no to single-use plastic water bottles.

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You can get your dinner cycle couriered to your home, why not your compost cycled away? Check this awesome service every city needs.  

Reclaimed Organics collects food waste in NYC and composts it in a community garden. http://www.reclaimedorganics.org/

 

Events could inspire the creation of this service, or if there's one in your city, get it involved in your event.

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Rainbow Serpent Fest earns A Greener Festival Award

Rainbow Serpent Fest earns A Greener Festival Award | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Rainbow Serpent Festival, a four-day, 17,000-capacity, open-air electronic music, art, and lifestyle festival that takes place in Lexton, Victoria, is the first medium-sized festival in Australia to have received A Greener Festival Award since 2015.

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Waste Not. Give a Lot! Recycling at events gives to charity.

Waste Not. Give a Lot! Recycling at events gives to charity. | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is a Traverse City, Michigan-based non-profit company that offers comprehensive recycling services for businesses, homes and events. A portion of their profits are donated to local charities. Check them out!

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Catching Recyclables Before the Football Game

Catching Recyclables Before the Football Game | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Students took to the tailgating area outside of Pratt & Whitney Stadium Saturday to collect recyclables.
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Philadelphia Eagles to recycle bottlecaps & more with Braskem Partnership 

Philadelphia Eagles to recycle bottlecaps & more with Braskem Partnership  | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

Great to see Philadelphia Eagles diving deep into their recycling ensuring not a bottle top will be missed going back into a Circular Economy.

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