The events industry is now being challenged to find new ways to produce more sustainable events. The pandemic forced us to go virtual, reducing the amount of miles travelled down to nearly zero.
Corporate environments are now introducing economic targets to their meetings and events departments, so we’ve got three tips you can consider for your next in-person or hybrid event.
1) No More Plastic Name Badge. Go Smart Badge
We’ve recently onboarded a smart wearable badging solution for in-person events, which can directly replace your plastic/card name badges. It is completely paperless (and very smart).
We know there is a requirement to reduce paper waste, with a focus on more digital. According to University of London, a three-day event of 1000 attendees could generate nearly 5670kg of waste, of which 3480kg goes to landfill.
Brochures, leaflets and typical event materials can become digital and easily accessible through Event Apps, so this is definitely an option to consider to help support your sustainable goals.
2) Consider Virtual Events
You know about virtual events by now, you will have gone to hundreds of them. Or maybe none. But the positive impact that can come out of a virtual event is practically guaranteed:
Participants and speakers connect to an event remotely = zero flights and taxis.
All the content consumed is either on-screen or via email communication = no paper waste.
Hotel and venue energy consumption is reduced significantly.
Sounds good right? If you're worried about the level of quality of a virtual event, do not worry. The virtual event technology that is available in the events industry can give you encouragement. Additionally, working with the right supplier can help you design a successful virtual event.
3) Offset Your Carbon Footprint
You will no doubt continue to produce some carbon emissions through your events, so consider offsetting this by supporting projects around the world that work to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Check out Carbon Footprint as a resource to calculate your emissions, they offer a number of projects you can support. At Crystal, we are working on a project to plant more trees for every time we emit any emissions, so check out how Tree-nation can help you achieve the same goals.
We’re running an early adopter scheme for our smart badge solution at a reduced price. We want to help event planners get back into face-to-face events without the spike of waste going straight to landfill, so check out what we’ve got mind in for you.
Thanks for reading!