2020-01-18T00:47:48+00:00

ReFED 2019 Food Waste Summit

The ReFED 2019 Food Waste Summit made many efforts to ensure their event was sustainable which included a zero waste achievement through portion sizes & attrition calculations, ensuring the food was locally sourced, and encouraging attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles to save on waste. By including these sustainable elements the event was also able to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals: #2 Zero Hunger, #3 Good Health & Well Being, #12 Responsible Consumption & Production, and #13 Climate Action. Read Case Study

2020-01-18T00:22:54+00:00

PNCWA 2019

By hosting the PNCWA 2019 conference at the Oregon Convention Center, PNCWA supported one of the most sustainable convention centers in the world. The Oregon Convention center is one of only two convention centers that is LEED Platinum Certified. In addition through the OCCs partnerships with local non profit organizations, over 120,000 pounds of reusable goods and 46,600 meals were donated. Read Case Study

2020-01-17T22:52:55+00:00

BSR 2019 Conference

The BSR 2019 conference kicked off with a Zero Waste reception to set the sustainability benchmark. Features included all digital signage, mocktails prepared with all house- made ingredients, and trimmings from hors d’oeuvres ingredients used for smoothies and vegetable stock. An off-site reception was within walking distance from the conference venue and supported local business. Read Case Study

2019-11-09T00:00:53+00:00

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2019

Activities at the 2019 UUA General Assembly closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): #2 Zero Hunger, #7 Affordable & Clean Energy, #10 Reduced Inequalities, #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, #13 Climate Action, and #17 Partnerships for the Goals.  This year’s event was successful due to the partnerships with Spokane Convention Center, Visitors Bureau, and the hotels that implemented sustainable programs for the event that are now permanent and ongoing parts of their operations.

Read Case Study

2019-07-19T21:43:51+00:00

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2019

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit 2019 sustainability event goals link directly to six of the Sustainable Development Goals known as the SDG #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG #14: Life Below Water. Read Case Study

2019-07-19T21:25:57+00:00

IMEX America 2018

IMEX America 2018 saw the show’s highest landfill diversion / recovery rate to date. This is the result of ongoing refinements in sustainable sourcing, supply chain, attendee education, supplier collaboration, donation programs, and a robust back of house material sort at the Sands Expo. With a diversion rate of 93%, IMEX America 2018 ranked among the top tier of event waste management metrics: those that have diverted over 90% of their waste from the landfill. Read Case Study

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

Read Case Study

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

2020-01-17T21:50:31+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.

Read Case Study

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.

Read Case Study

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

Read Case Study