4 Ways To Make Your Event More Sustainable

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When planning a conference or meeting, environmental concerns might not be at the top of your list. But with the current war being waged against single-use plastics and a spotlight on the impact of our daily activities, green culture has never been stronger.

There are many opportunities to introduce improved sustainability into our own workplaces, but how can you influence this when organising an event elsewhere?

From working with the right suppliers, to encouraging delegates to do their bit, there are ways and means to organise a sustainable event without swamping your to-do list. Here are 4 easy ideas to get you started:

1. Venues with public transport access

Choosing an event venue with parking for delegates can be seen as an advantage. But what about alternative modes of travel? A conference centre which is easy to reach by public transport will reduce the carbon footprint of delegates and go a long way towards improving those eco-friendly credentials.

2. Sustainable food

A conference venue that celebrates seasonal ingredients and local suppliers can improve the experience for your delegates, but will also reduce the carbon footprint of the event. Go one step further and ask your event planner to serve lunch with compostable crockery and cutlery – it’s sure to be a talking point.

3. Get your delegates to go green

Encourage those attending your event to get involved. From car and taxi sharing, to reading agendas and programmes on tablets instead of paper – every little helps. Discussing the sustainable aspects of the event with delegates on social media will help to spread the word and make attendees feel like they are doing their bit.

4. Reuse and recycle

Multiple recycling points should be second nature to most conference and event venues and will encourage delegates to clean up after themselves.

But what about the consumables that shouldn’t have to be thrown away? Opting for reusable water bottles or glasses with water refill points, and even considering electronic delegate name badges to use time and time again, will hugely improve the sustainability of your event.

The team at Event Exeter are no strangers to organising sustainable events and can do all of the above and more. Contact the team today to discuss green ideas for your conference or event in Exeter.

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