4 Ways You Can Green Your Event

Bespoke Audio Visual on September 29, 2014

Here are our tips for ways that you can green your event. These initiatives are excellent opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of your event but we’ve identified these particular tools because they also make smart financial sense and can save you money.

Bespoke is able to help you with all of these initiatives.

LED Lighting

A modern LED lighting fixture can draw one-tenth of the power consumed by its conventional cousin. Less consumption means lower costs for power. Be conscious of what types of lighting fixtures are being offered by your vendor. Insist that your event is lit with modern LED fixtures.

Webcasting

Instead of having your staff or guests fly or drive to your event, consider webcasting it. Your guests can have the same event experience by attending sessions, virtually interacting with other guests and participating in online discussions. Modern webcasting is very cost effective, allows your guests to be selective about which sessions they attend and can also provide you with a new and valuable revenue stream.

Paperless

Consider taking your entire event paperless, modern LED screens and projectors are very cost effective:

  • Electronic invitations, online registration and an electronic program
  • Develop your own conference app. App development has moved forward by leaps and bounds in the past couple years. Apps are now really cost effective and allow you huge opportunities for your guests. An app will allow you to distribute materials and connect your guests in a meaningful way. An app also allows you to update guests instantly if new information becomes available and provides you with important demographic and behavioural data.
  • Electronic signage removes the need for costly posters, banners, and paper signage. Display program and sponsor information electronically.
  • Project conference information, menus or sponsor information on large screens inside your venues instead of printing a program.

Energy Offset

Events can generate a significant carbon footprint. The tools above will help you to minimize your footprint but it’s very difficult to eliminate it entirely. That’s where carbon offsets come in.

A carbon offset is a credit for greenhouse gas reductions achieved by one party that can be purchased and used to compensate (offset) the emissions of another party. Carbon offsets are typically measured in tonnes of CO2-equivalents (or CO2e) and are bought and sold through a number of international brokers, online retailers and trading platforms. – The David Suzuki Foundation

Carbon offsetting has become affordable, accessible and effective and Bespoke would be pleased to help you navigate the process of purchasing offset credits. Contact us to learn more.

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