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Friday, 26 April 2024
Ideas for organizing more sustainable events
Have you ever thought about how you can organize more sustainable company events?
In an environment that is increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment, companies and organizations are looking for sustainable options for holding their events.
Ideas for organizing more sustainable events
Have you ever thought about how you can organize more sustainable company events?
In an environment that is increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment, companies and organizations are looking for sustainable options for holding their events. Hotels in the middle of nature, like El Jou Nature , have the opportunity to become benchmarks in the organization of ecological events, offering unique spaces and memorable experiences that at the same time respect the environment.
Today we want to focus on MICE tourism, Meetings Incentives Congress and Events, and we bring you 8 key ideas to organize more sustainable events, as well as inspire you with examples of ecological events held in different parts of the world.

8 ideas to organize more sustainable events
Benefits of organizing sustainable events
3 examples of sustainable company events

Ideas for organizing more sustainable events

1. Conscious Planning
  • Define sustainable goals: Before starting to organize the event, it is important to define clear goals in terms of sustainability. This can include reducing waste, reducing energy and water consumption, promoting sustainable mobility and using local and ecological products.
  • Review your latest events: Analyze the environmental impact of your events to identify areas where improvements can be made. This can include the amount of waste generated, energy and water consumption, and CO₂ emissions.
  • Develop an action plan: Develop a concrete plan that details the actions that will be carried out to achieve the sustainability objectives. This may include measures such as implementing a recycling system, using efficient appliances, and promoting public transportation among attendees.
2. Choice of Venue and Accommodation
  • Choose a sustainable space: Opt for a space that is certified as sustainable or has implemented ecological practices. This may include hotels with specific ecological certificates, or natural spaces with environmental protection.
  • Encourages sustainable lodging: Offers sustainable lodging options, such as eco-friendly rooms or hotels with water and energy conservation programs.
3. Mobility and Transport
  • Promotes sustainable mobility: Encourage attendees to use sustainable means of transport such as public transport, cycling or car sharing. You can offer incentives such as discounts on public transport or eco-friendly shuttle services.
  • Offset carbon emissions: Offers attendees the ability to offset the carbon emissions generated by their travel to the event. This can be done through reforestation projects or investments in renewable energy such as Sustainable Forests.
4. Food and Catering
  • Choose a sustainable caterer: Hire a catering service that uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients . Avoid processed foods, unnecessary packaging and excessive portions.
  • Promote vegetarian and vegan options: Offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options to meet the needs of all attendees. This will help reduce the carbon footprint of the event and promote more sustainable eating.
  • Reduce food waste: Implement measures to reduce food waste, such as careful menu planning, donating leftover food to social organizations, and composting organic waste.
5. Waste Management
  • Implement a recycling and composting system: Segregate waste in different containers to facilitate recycling and composting. It provides clear information to attendees on how to properly recycle and compost.
6. Materials and Decoration
  • Avoid printed materials for accreditations and other documents as much as possible. Consider managing this information using apps or other tools. Use sustainable materials: Opt for ecological and recycled materials for decoration , gifts and printing materials. Avoid using single-use plastic and toxic products.
  • Decorate with natural elements: Use natural elements such as flowers, plants and branches to decorate the space. This will help create a more natural and sustainable environment.
  • Reuse and Redecorate: Reuse materials from previous events whenever possible. Be creative and look for ways to give new use to old objects or waste materials.
7. Communication and Awareness
  • Inform your customers about your sustainable practices: Communicate to your customers your commitment to sustainability and the actions you are taking to organize green events. You can do this through your website, social media, print materials and direct communication with customers.
  • Involve attendees in sustainable actions: You can do this through participatory activities and awards or recognition for those who adopt sustainable habits.
8. After the event
  • Assess the environmental impact: In this way you will be able to identify areas where improvements can be made in future editions.
  • Offset the remaining carbon emissions: If it has not been possible to completely eliminate the carbon emissions from the event, you can offset the remaining emissions through reforestation projects or investments in renewable energy.
  • Share the results: Share the results of your sustainability initiative with your customers, partners and the community. This will help inspire others to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.
Focusing on organizing sustainable events is a good bet, and now we will see what are the main benefits of committing to reducing the impact of events, both in the environmental and social and economic spheres.

Benefits of organizing sustainable events

Organizing a sustainable business event can bring a number of tangible and intangible benefits for all actors involved. In addition to being a responsible action with the environment, it can be a good business strategy for your company and a way to generate a positive impact in your community.

Benefits for your company
Betting on holding sustainable events improves your public image, increases employee motivation and reduces costs, if the event is well organized. To make matters worse, in an increasingly competitive market, sustainability can be a differentiating factor that allows you to stand out among your competitors.

Benefits for your customers
Customers who attend a sustainable event appreciate the difference it makes to protect the environment, and this can help you create a unique and memorable experience. In addition, your brand image can be strengthened, and customers who are committed to sustainability will be more likely to become loyal customers.

Benefits for the community
Undoubtedly, betting on sustainable events and reducing environmental impact will help protect the environment AND create a more sustainable future for all. On the other hand, raising awareness in your community can inspire others to adopt more respectful practices.

In short, hosting a sustainable business event can bring a number of important benefits to your business, your customers and your community. As well as being a way to reduce your environmental impact, it can also improve your public image and increase employee motivation. A good sustainable event, on the other hand, will help you reduce costs, improve your competitiveness, offer a unique experience to your customers, strengthen your brand, encourage customer loyalty, contribute to the protection of the environment and promote sustainability in your community.

At Jou Nature we are part of the Biosphere sustainable tourism program and respect for the environment and the environment is integrated into our DNA, also in our events: we use clean energy, we reuse rainwater, we use photovoltaic panels and a boiler of biomass...

If you are looking for a venue to celebrate your next sustainable event, count on us!
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