Set Up Container Deposit & Refund

Set Up Container Deposit & Refund

A container deposit system works by refunding event attendees an amount (say 10p or 20c) each time they bring a bottle back for recycling. Event attendees pay a ‘deposit’ upon purchase of their beverage, and when they return it they have it refunded. This system significantly increases the amount of materials captured for recycling at some events. At Reading Festival in the UK, this system was implemented through the bars in the entertainment arena. A 92% return rate was achieved, where previously the majority of containers were thrown on the...

Green Energy Sign Up

Partner with a renewable energy provider. Get them to host a stall and challenge your attendees to sign their offices and homes up to a  green energy. The Bellingen Energy Festival is an event actually committed entirely to this concept! energyfestival.org...

Can you instigate the Cable Tie Challenge?

Colour code your cable ties – give different colours to different teams – sound, lighting, electricity, decor, staging, plumbers, catering etc. Then put a bond on the team which penalises them if their colour cable tie are found on the ground. Pick those cable ties up...

Create a Personal Power Station

Solar power mobile phone station Hook up with solar enthusiasts, or a solar company, to provide solar powered charging stations. These could be sponsored by any company or by a mobile phone network retailer. Make sure there are lots of different phone power adaptors available. Pedal Power phone charging Get people on a bike and make them work for their networking. Pedal power systems are available to power stages and cinemas, but they are also great as single bike power stations, to recharge mobile phones and camera batteries. A great interactive ‘exercise’ for many types of events....

Hand out Personal Waste Kits

For events with picnickers or campers handing out colour coded or printed bin bags to punters for segregating waste is a great way to go. Look at offering incentives to bring back the bagfuls of waste – drink voucher, points towards winning prizes. At some events, where there are massive numbers of people sat down picnic style it is often easier to have them leave their pre-segregated trash bags on the ground, than piled up around bins....

Do you have Paperless Registration?

Challenge the team to produce a paperless event.  No business cards being collected on exhibition stands – use lanyard scanners or iPad/computer signups. Provide programs as smart phone apps. Do all registration electronically. Don’t allow promotional pamphlet handouts. Go to completely electronic ticketing. Tickets are purchased online, credit cards swiped or photo ID viewed at event entry/registration. Printed ticket step is missed and go straight to wristband or lanyard....

Set up a Ticket & Ride to your event

For events which have access and congestion challenges for those arriving by car, but are close to railway stations, bundled event tickets with train travel is a great way to get people out of cars and into the trains. This can be a special release of tickets or it can be through offering discounts or incentives/rewards when presenting train tickets for the day of the...

Give your audience some Good Clean Fun

Supply environmentally sound shampoo and body wash for showers. This can be with a sponsored product. If your shower waste water is being collected and disposed of onsite, ensure you require all using the showers to use only this environmentally sound product. People can use their own products too, but only if they are safe for waterways....

Bike Bus-it to your event. What?

If you have an event where a lot of people can be encouraged to ride to the event, and they will be coming from specific locations, and possibly needing to carry a lot of belongings, set up a ‘bike bus’. This is where riders all meet at a certain location at a certain time and ride to the event together. A support vehicle is provided to transport their extra equipment. If the event has overnight camping, set up premium location cycle camp and offer bike racks and a repair...

A Bike Library you say? What’s that?!

Work with a local bike recycler or used bike group to have bikes available for hire (free or paid) to event attendees. This works for events which have multiple locations around a city precinct for example....