An event, whether it is a conference, kick-off, annual office holiday gatherings, events consists of many different elements. We can find environmentally friendly solutions in each individual stage of production.
Berg-Hansen’s event managers are trained in planning and implementing climate-friendly events.
Here are some tips on how to save the environment and make your event a little «greener» by looking at each production stage.
1) The transport
When choosing the location for the event, choose a place where participants can use public transport to get there, or even better – the opportunity to cycle or walk. If participants have to fly, the best climate alternative is to fly with biofuel in the tank. When you book a trip on Berg-Hansen’s self-service portal, you can buy quotas with biofuels. Another alternative is to compensate for the climate for the flight.
2) Shipping of goods and equipment
Choose short-haul products and goods. Hire local companies where possible. Demand emission-free transport from all involved suppliers. Rent emission-free cars for your own use before, during and after the event. Many car rental companies have electric cars/vans for rent.
3) Food, drink and waste management
The food should be short-distance, so that the emissions from transporting the food are as low as possible. Keep food waste to a minimum, both in production and in consumption. Talk to everyone in the organization and with the catering / food suppliers, about how you should plan to avoid food waste. Have a high percentage of vegetarian on the menu. In general, there are much less emissions associated with the production of vegetables than with the production of meat
4) Production of decor and material production
Decor can be rented, borrowed or bought. If you need to make materials such as banners, roll ups and profile material, you should make something that can be reused for the next event. Avoid setting the date or year, and the name of the venue where the event is being held. If something can no longer be used, you should try to disassemble and recycle as much material as possible. Alternatively, donate or sell to others. Drop the giveaways – they tend to have a short lifespan and quickly become rubbish. Do you want to give the participants a positive surprise, give them an experience, a course or use the opportunity to support local businesses and restaurants.
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The tips listed here, are just some of the many different measures you can take, if you want to achieve a completely climate-neutral event.
Contact Berg-Hansen for information on what measures we can take, in order to make your next event climate-neutral: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 810 56 810