The emphasis on sustainability is more crucial now than ever before. The events industry, known for its large carbon footprint, is not exempt from this call to action. At Country Wide Events LLC, sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword. Under the leadership of Mr. Sunny Sehgal, we have wholeheartedly embraced the shift towards organizing eco-friendly exhibitions. In this post, we lay out the strategies we employ to ensure our events resonate not just with our attendees, but also with Mother Earth.
The first step towards a green event is comprehensive planning. Consider the entire lifecycle of the event, from the planning phase to the post-event stage. This holistic approach ensures that sustainable practices are integrated at every touchpoint.
Digital Over Physical
Minimize paper use by transitioning to digital platforms. From online invitations to digital brochures and schedules, the move away from printed materials is not only eco-friendly but also efficient. Our attendees appreciate the easy access and portability that digital tools offer.
Local is Sustainable
Source locally whenever possible. Whether it’s decor, food, or materials, local procurement reduces transportation emissions and supports the local economy. This also provides a unique flair to the event, showcasing local culture and products.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
This age-old mantra is profoundly relevant. Opt for reusable signage and decor. If single-use items are necessary, ensure they are recyclable or compostable. Stations for recycling and composting should be easily accessible to attendees.
Green Transportation Options
Encourage attendees to use public transport, carpool, or even bike to the venue. Choosing a venue that’s easily accessible by public transit can make a significant difference. Additionally, provide virtual participation options for those who can’t attend in person, reducing travel-related emissions.
Energy Efficiency Matters
Be conscious of energy consumption. Utilize natural lighting, opt for LED lights, and ensure that all electronic equipment is turned off when not in use. It’s these small steps that collectively lead to significant energy savings.
Collaborate with Green Vendors
Your event’s sustainability is also influenced by the partners you choose. Work with vendors and suppliers who share your commitment to the environment. This ensures that every aspect of your exhibition, from catering to setup, aligns with your green goals.
Educate and Engage
An eco-friendly event is also an opportunity to educate. Set up booths or sessions highlighting the importance of sustainability. Engaging attendees in this conversation not only elevates their experience but also fosters a community of environmentally-conscious individuals.
Once the event concludes, take the time to assess its environmental impact. Gather feedback, evaluate waste management effectiveness, and identify areas for improvement. This iterative process ensures that each event is greener than the last.
The journey to organizing green exhibitions is ongoing, filled with learnings and adaptations. But it’s a path worth treading. At Country Wide Events LLC, inspired by Mr. Sunny Sehgal’s vision, we believe that each sustainable step we take is a stride towards a brighter, healthier future. In the world of events, our mission is clear: create experiences that captivate attendees while cherishing our planet.