Technology is cool AND sustainable, so is gamification. Without trying too hard, an event can save a lot of trees by switching to a mobile app that includes the conference program, speaker’s bios, session abstracts and facility floor plans—all of which would have been printed on paper.
Now turn it up a notch and add in a gamification component or in short, a Green Game. Complete with a leaderboard, points and prizes, you can catch participants doing something right such as taking mass transit to the event, bringing their own water bottle or mug, choosing chicken over beef or recycling. Mobile app providers should be able to assist you with this or there are plug ins now available.
If your event doesn’t have a mobile app, you can easily recreate the experience by using Twitter and a hashtag to capture images of sustainable actions. An electronic monitor featuring a Twitter feed in a prominent area will keep guests informed.
Look for other ways to use technology with the added benefit of saving the planet, then add up the savings to share with your community.