Running a Sustainable Event
Events are often the highlight of an associations, clubs or centres’ calendar but extra boats on the water, increased visitors, increase in energy and water use and the additional waste generated all add up, taking a heavy toll on resources, society and the environment.
There are steps you can take to make all events more sustainable. All it takes is commitment and vision.
A sustainable event aims to:
- Conserve and restore resources
- Honour and support those involved
- Add value to the local economy
- Educate participants, spectators, staff and volunteers about the benefits of sustainability. Making them more likely to feel engaged and in turn think about minimising their impact on the environment whilst continuing to enjoy the event.
By implementing some simple measures to address the environmental impacts of the event, you could make your event more attractive to potential sponsors and competitors, save money and generate positive press coverage which can add value to the events profile.
Remember, every action counts! Any small change you can make is a step in the sustainable direction.
Sustainable Event Resources
A quick checklist on best practice to use before, during and after your event, including; Writing an Environmental Policy, Team-work and Volunteering, Awareness Raising, Waste Management, Biosecurity Measures and more.
A detailed handbook that breaks down each theme and suitable actions you can take, with case studies and examples to guide you through transforming your event.
There is a lot more information available on running a sustainable event. Here are some further resources to learn more from: