Overview of current trends in the organization of sustainable events

Sustainable events are becoming increasingly popular, and event organizers are increasingly thinking about ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Here are some of the trends in sustainable events:

Use of renewable energy sources

Event organizers are increasingly using renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind farms, to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels.

Waste reduction

Event organizers are increasingly thinking about ways to reduce waste. This includes using biodegradable products, such as biodegradable plates and cutlery, and recycling and composting waste.

Use of public transport and alternative forms of transport

Research has shown that transport is one of the biggest polluters of industry. For this very reason, event organizers are increasingly encouraging participants to use public transport or alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycles or electric scooters, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Using local products

Event organizers are increasingly using local products to reduce their environmental footprint. This includes using locally sourced food and drink and local labour and suppliers.

Sustainability education

Event organizers are increasingly educating attendees about sustainability to raise awareness of this vital issue. This could include showing films, organizing sustainability discussion panels or putting up information boards about the event’s ecological footprint. But also, they are increasingly choosing to invest in educating themselves to keep up with the latest criteria and ideas related to sustainability.

Sustainability as part of business strategy

Event organizers are increasingly realizing the importance of sustainability as part of their business strategy. This means that sustainability is not only seen as an additional cost but as a way, the organization demonstrates its responsibility towards the environment and the community in which it operates.