2019-04-12T20:57:53+00:00

Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 sustainability event goals link directly to six of the Sustainable Development Goals known as the SDGs. This includes SDG #2: Zero Hunger, SDG #3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG #4 Quality Education, SDG #8: Decent Work & Economic Growth, SDG #13: Climate Action, and SDG #17: Partnership to Achieve the Goal

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2019-03-07T00:45:02+00:00

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2018

The 2018 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit provided several sponsorship choices for organizations to align their investment to support conference sustainability. Including carbon offset, sustainable coffee, event app, zero waste initiative, and staffing. Read Case Study

2019-01-21T21:19:19+00:00

BSR 2018 Conference

On site sponsor benefits fulfillment can often translate to event waste if not properly managed. BSR designed all fulfillment packages to leverage recyclable signs and feature area build outs using rented furniture. Brand alignment also came through carbon offset underwriting, support of healthy and organic catering choices, and topical features. Read Case Study

2018-12-20T22:48:29+00:00

ROSCon 2018

Greening an event involves a concerted effort from the host organization, vendors and supply chains. ROSCon 2018 linked closely with three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #2, #3, and #12. They also reduced their carbon impact of travel by co-locating with another conference which attracts a number of overlapping attendees. ROSCon sets the bar for international open source events. Read Case Study

2018-10-24T23:49:10+00:00

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2018

We are pleased to share the sustainability results of another successful General Assembly. In addition to truly top tier results, such as the diversion of 92% of our total event waste from the landfill, one of the key areas that made our efforts even more impactful this year was the many “sustainability firsts” GA’18 helped bring to the Kansas City region. This work, which begins largely during the site selection and contracting phases, long before attendees arrive, culminates during our five days together each summer onsite.

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2018-10-24T23:49:42+00:00

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Division 2018

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2018 produced less total waste than in any previous year. Although the percentage of waste diverted from landfill (diversion rate) was the lowest in 2018, the event produced less total waste than in any previous year. Total waste produced in 2018 decreased by 64% from 2016, and 83% from 2010. Read Case Study

2018-08-17T00:11:05+00:00

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference

At their first National Conference in more than 5 years, Fair Trade Campaigns focused their sustainability efforts by including Fair Trade products, reducing disposable service ware, and linking activities to four UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption & Production and Good Health & Well Being.

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2018-06-13T23:50:04+00:00

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2017

Every year GA enables opportunities for UUs to be of service to communities that host the event. This year several meaningful opportunities were organized in New Orleans.

GA attendees were invited to participate in hands-on service projects at or within a short distance of the convention center that benefitted over 1,000 persons. These included:

  • The Big Easy / Real Life: An Immersion Experience
  • The Red Flame Hunters and the Flaming Chalice Keepers Create!
  • Ubuntu Village and UUs, Embracing Youth Away in Juvenile Detention
  • “Days for Girls” Sustainable Menstrual Hygiene Kits Fight Poverty and Isolation
  • Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children

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2018-02-21T22:03:57+00:00

IMEX America 2017

Sustainability is a core component of IMEX America and is addressed and refined throughout the year across the entire range of vendors and stakeholders, including onsite as well as pre/post event.

There are several wins to note regarding the IMEX America 2017 waste stream. Overall volume of waste decreased significantly from 2016 due to efforts to capture, donate or reuse large booth materials and furniture, as well as sustainable signage and carpet. The enhanced back dock hand sorting of waste also dramatically improved the amount of material that can be recycled or composted. Read Case Study

2018-02-14T21:10:25+00:00

World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting 2017

As an organization with a mission driven interest in global sustainable initiatives, the World Cocoa Foundation did a great job reducing its event’s environmental footprint by the implementation of progressive approaches like food and beverage strategies to eliminate waste and get leftover food to people who need it, the 100% elimination of its printed program and the use of FalconBoard signs. Read Case Study

2018-01-19T22:30:19+00:00

IMEX America 2016

The 2016 IMEX America, our own internal planning team took a proactive approach to recycling the materials that we use for signage and, together with our vendors, ensured that they were put to valuable use in several different places (see Materials). We also reduced our paper use from onsite publications by more than 1,500 lbs of paper, which is the equivalent to about 13 fewer trees. In addition, our education team curated many rich and grounding experiences for our guests onsite, including the Be Well Lounge and Paws for a Break. Read Case Study

2018-01-19T22:34:26+00:00

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2016

The Unitarian Universalist Association identified five main sustainability objectives for General Assembly 2016. Each objective is accompanied by individual targets and action items designed to address and evaluate each objective. These targets are customized given the current level of sustainability in each host city prior to the event. Read Case Study