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Event Sustainability Policy - Wizard!

Event Sustainability Policy - Wizard! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The first step toward implementing sustainable event management practices in your organization is to create a comprehensive 'sustainability policy'. SES has developed an easy to use wizard which will guide you step by step through the process of creating a bespoke, comprehensive and credible policy document that may be used internally, within tenders and bids or as a communications piece to your stakeholders. The policy wizard has been developed in line with soon to be released ISO 20121: Events Sustainability Management Systems (2012). 

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Green Operations Award 2013 – Shortlist announced! | Go Group

Green Operations Award 2013 – Shortlist announced! | Go Group | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

The GO Award jury had a meeting at the most appropriate place for this which was this year’s GreenEvents Europe conference. They decided on the next steps for the Green Operations Award which is the green category for the  European Festival Awards presented by GO Group and Yourope.


The short lists for the European Festival Awards have been announced today (mon dec 9th). While categories from best small to best major festival, anthem of the year or best line-up have been selected by a combination of public choice and jury vote the Green Operations Award’s nominees and winner are chosen by an independent jury of experts including last year’s winner We Love Green Festival (FRA).

 

Jury member Jacob Bilabel (Go Group co-founder / Green Music Initiative) said: “This year’s Green Operations Award shortlist should have been much longer with so many innovative trailblazers from all over Europe making it hard not to award all of them for doing things smarter and greener.  The chosen festivals represent state of the art approaches to the most pressing issues in live entertainment for others to follow.”

Okay, everybody, let’s GO! The shortlist for the Green Operations Award 2013 reads like this – with some quotes from the jury discussion:

 

Bestival (UK) – “They began a big change, they lauch severals actions always with humor and joyfull spirit. Little by little they will change the green logistic of their festival.”

 

Fusion (GER) – “Sustainability’s best kept secret. Doing things smarter and greener from their early days on without calling it that way … putting so much effort and love into their productions … clearly leading the way in thinking behind green.”

 

Rock For People (CZ) – “…being one of the most important festivals in the eastern countries it is a true spearhead for the area. Exceptional is the waste management system and social awareness.”

 

Shambala Festival (UK) – “Shambala is a great example in so many fields of action. They are good people with a great vibe and a big will to share and learn. The awareness of the organisation team and the audience alike is incredibly high. They are doing simply good.”

 

Tollwood Festival (GER) – “Tollwood is a giant. Being a month long urban cultural experience with two editions (summer and winter) it differs from the weekenders and uses its circumstances exceptionally. Know-how and awareness are on a top level.”

 

Way Out West (SWE) – “The festival is presenting a terrific sustainability approach on a triple bottom line. Absolutely remarkable: 2nd year WOW was a 100% vegetarian festival.”

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ISO 20121 awarded to brand experience agency, Jack Morton Worldwide | Conference News

ISO 20121 awarded to brand experience agency, Jack Morton Worldwide | Conference News | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
International brand experience agency, Jack Morton Worldwide, has been awarded the ISO 20121 certification, the international quality standard for sustainable events.
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Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide: 2nd Edition ... May 2014

Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide: 2nd Edition ... May 2014 | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

“Let’s be honest about it. Meegan’s book was already the reference piece for the whole scene. So many people were inspired by and guidlines based on her great work and it is even better to see that the new edition brings it to another level. Newbies can learn about the principles of sustainability and its quadruple-bottom-line management. Advanced people can adjust their operations according to the great help offered in this book and professionals can sneak a peek at events, initiatives and projects worldwide that are show-cased in so many examples concerning all sorts of action areas.

What makes it even more worthwhile are those looks over the edge of events organization and on general principles and definitions that help us understand how sustainability is to be implemented in our society and should be in our businesses as well. There is still a long way to go and development to be achieved in the events industry to become more and more sustainable. I am sure that Meegan contributed massively to the filling of the gap – again!

With this remarkable piece of advice in your hands there simply is no way saying “I don’t know how to do it”.” Holger Jan Schmidt (GO Group & GreenEvents Europe), Germany

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Green Event Practices and ISO 20121 Certification

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Listen to green event guru Jaime Nack talk about green practices and implementing ISO 20121 at her event Women in Green Forum.

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Listen to green event guru Jaime Nack talk about implementing ISO 20121 and green practices at the Women in Green Forum in the USA.
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Friends House meetings spaces powered by sustainable energy

Friends House meetings spaces powered by sustainable energy | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Euston-based conference and meetings venue, Friends House, claims it now uses 100 per cent renewable electricity throughout its 23 meeting spaces.
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The European Sustainable Events Conference January 29/29 2014, Copenhagen

The European Sustainable Events Conference January 29/29 2014, Copenhagen | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Copenhagen, January 28th and 29th 2014

The European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC) hosted annually by the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC), brings together professionals from all corners of the meetings and events industry — planners, suppliers, service providers, and destination representatives — around a single mission: transforming an industry by integrating sustainability into the entire life-cycle of event planning and execution.

The event is an opportunity to gain new tools, share best practices, network with peers and leaders in the industry, and get inspired to continue your efforts alongside like-minded professionals in the community.

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Pedal Power your event!

Pedal Power your event! | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

A great way to power your event without using fossil fuels is to get the event attendee's legs working and pedal power your event. Companies exist that have purpose built multi-bike generators which provide power to stages and cinema. Look on the SEA website for contact details of a pedal power company near you.

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Colorado Convention Center First to Achieve New International Standard Certification

Colorado Convention Center First to Achieve New International Standard Certification | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it

DENVER, Colorado (December 19, 2012) – The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) has become the first event and conference venue in the world to be certified to a new international sustainability standard introduced earlier this year to promote responsible environmental and social practices in the event industry.

 

CCC achieved Level One certification with the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences (E2774-11).

   


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Great to see the ASTM standard for the conferencing and exhibition sector in the USA gaining traction.

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Maria Cristina Terenzio's curator insight, December 23, 2012 10:11 AM

Un primo importante passo per l'Industria degli Eventi Green: il Convention Center del Colorado è il primo Centro Congressi al mondo ad essere certificato  "Level One"  secondo gli standard mondiali ASTM. In particolare l' E2774-11 che è uno degli standard ufficiali su base volontaria (APEX/ASTM) elaborati e pubblicati dai protagonisti mondiali dell' Industria dei Meeting ed Eventi per fornire agli Organizzatori di Eventi ed ai Fornitori le linee guida per poter organizzare Green Event e Green Meeting in modo sostenibile. 

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SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES LAUNCHED BY SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD - Conference and Meetings World (press release)

SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES LAUNCHED BY SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD - Conference and Meetings World (press release) | Sustainable Events News | Scoop.it
Conference and Meetings World (press release) SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES LAUNCHED BY SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD Conference and Meetings World (press release) These guidelines are referenced from international standards such as ISO 20121 and the...
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Great to see an entire country's event industry committed to sustainability and for the nation's event bureau to offer guidance and support. 

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