Have you thought about impacts of digital event gifting? Meaning the the swag you send to each participant attending your event. Its definitely less impact to meet online but then you add in the event gifting and that’s a whole other story. Many digital events reduce emissions by 95%+ over a typical in-person conference. However, did you know physical gifting in digital settings can shift these savings dramatically and negate their benefit due to the greenhouse gas impacts associated with shipping?
Impacts of Digital Event Gifting
For example, a two-day 1,000-person digital event would see its emissions increase 96% by simply by mailing a standard 5kg gift box to each attendee. Even lighter items on a seemingly small scale can have significant impacts when viewed as one-way flights and drives to attendee homes.
Digital Event Tools & Resources
You or your organization may be wanting to track your digital event data but you don’t know how or where to begin. We have services, tools, and resources to help you.
Here are a few resources that could be helpful with your decisions for planning a more sustainable event:
Eric is the Director of Sustainability whose focus on resources and the environment is complemented by 15+ years experience in event & conference planning and delivery. His areas of expertise include sustainability initiatives, process improvement strategies, stakeholder communications, and data management.