Ways to make your event more sustainable

Adopting eco-friendly policies is a step in the right direction towards a healthier future for our planet, and if you’re seeking ways to make your event more sustainable, then listen up! 

We’ve got a few handy tips that can help event organisers and project managers like yourself ‘go green’ when it comes to planning an event that has a positive impact on the environment and attendees alike. 

Choose a sustainable venue

Selecting a sustainable venue that meets your requirements is bound to be a success. One that has low energy usage can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your event’s carbon footprint. This could include venues with:

  • Solar power 
  • Smart temperature controls
  • Recycling stations
  • Water-efficient appliances

Using recycled materials

One of the best ways to make your event more sustainable is to go plastic and paper free. From event signage, name badges, merchandise and decor, to paper products like menus, packaging, tickets and flyers. Finding eco-friendly alternatives to common event items can help minimise waste and keep more resources out of the landfill.

Incorporate green transport options

Advocate the use of public transport, carpooling, shuttle buses or bicycles with information and maps in advance for attendees. You could even give people the option to join virtually to help limit the number of people travelling. From a crewing company perspective, it’s always good to choose a venue that is local to major cities and event crew regions as this reduces fuel consumption too. Overall, green transport is the way forward to keeping CO2 emissions and traffic congestion at bay. 

Source local food and drink 

Not only is this better for the environment, but it shows support for the local economy. For example, if you’re serving alcohol, choose locally brewed beer or wine instead of imported drinks. You may also want to cater to vegan or vegetarian diets too as this has a lower impact on the environment and appeals to a wider audience for your event. 

Reduce waste

Finally, if you’re looking for ways to make your event more sustainable, then encourage guests to bring their own reusable water bottles and coffee cups, as well as avoid single-use plastics for straws or cutlery as much as possible. Providing recycling bins for guests to use throughout the event can ensure all waste is disposed of properly too. 

A rare breed of manpower 

Silverback Gorillas are a symbol of strength, intelligence, and kinship. These are the three traits that each of our event crew team members uphold when it comes to supporting businesses across the UK. 

If you’re in need of an experienced and efficient crew team in BirminghamLondon, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Leeds to help make your next event or occasion successfully sustainable, get in touch. 

Call 0844 561 7939 for more information and let’s see how we can help.

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