If you are an eco-warrior and wish to plan an environmentally friendly event, be it a work function, a birthday celebration or a wedding, it’s important to consider a few things.
During the pre-planning stages of your event, its important to understand your goals and see how small changes can help the environment.
Choose a suitable venue location
If your guests need to travel a long distance, that means they are increasing their environmental impact. Choose a venue that can be reached easily, or arrange alternative transportation for big groups.
Choose the right event suppliers
When you chat to potential vendors and event suppliers in South Africa, discuss with them if they implement any sustainability practices. It’s important to have the right people work with you, who believe in the cause.
While some people say a tangible invite or ticket makes it more “real”, the reality of the situation is that it hurts the environment. Digital ticketing and event apps make it easier than ever to manage your event via PC or mobile phone.
During your event, make recycling bins available to your guests. Spread a bit of awareness. After the event, donate any unused materials that might be useful to someone. If possible, opt for reusable items which can be used again.
Giving your attendees rewards for being part of the initiative is a great incentive and way to educate. If people carpool, they can get in quicker, if they collect rubbish, it can be swapped for something valuable.