It’s Waterless Toilet At Latitude Festival

Journalist-turned-innovator Virginia Gardiner has received backing from the Gates Foundation for Loowatt – an invention that generates power from the waste we produce. Gardiner says the technology can be used in disaster relief situations and areas where toilet...

Ski Resorts Can Go Green Too!

Powdr Corp, which owns Park City Mountain Resort in Utah and eight other ski areas, has reduced its carbon footprint about 60 percent in seven years, reports The Aspen Times. The company has invested about $6 million in sustainability initiatives, which include...

Busch Stadium Reduces Energy Consumption by 20%

Thanks to the implementation of different energy-efficiency measures – Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., has cut its energy use by 20 percent. The measures are part of the 4 A Greener Game program, which the St. Louis Cardinals began during the 2008 season,...

Learn How The Longfellow Clubs Achieve Sustainability Milestones

A Boston-group of sports clubs, known as The Longfellow Clubs, has released details of some of its sustainability measures, showing that it has saved well over a million gallons of water since implementing them in 2006. As part of these efforts, the clubs have done...

How We Love Green Festival Keeps Sustainable Infrastructure

Three years in, We Love Green (WLG) still attracts visitors from all over Europe who are intrigued to see how the festival’s premises develop. It seems difficult to imagine a festival that generates zero harmful waste, and it might be even harder to believe that this...

Marriott To Help Event Planners Go Paperless

It’s a no-brainer solution to eliminate paper waste. Most hotel companies these days have people who spearhead their sustainability efforts. At Marriott International, one of those people is Andrew Moffett whose all-encompassing title (Global Discipline Leader,...

Water Savings Meredith Music Festival

Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains are two annual events held on the same site in rural, in semi-cleared bushland, 90km West of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia in December and March. The venue is a spectacular, permanent site, set up specifically for both...

Festival Showers

Falls Festival treats 100% of the 250 000 litres of wastewater created onsite through the forty onsite showers and wastewater points through a soak-away trenches. Soak-away drainage trenches are located at each of the shower blocks with 50% of water treated by...

Bottle Deposit – Roskilde Festival

At Roskilde Festival in Denmark, they have the benefit of the Danish refillable bottle deposit scheme. As a result they run a highly successful recycling programme where the majority of bottles and cans are returned and refunds given out. However, as attendees travel...

Onsite Composting

Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland Australia is held on land owned by the Queensland Folk Federation, who also run the event. It has continuing sustainable development of the land as an underlying feature of the event and site operations and compositing its...

Vancouver 2012 PVC Recycling

Many events, especially mega-events like the Olympic Games, take over venues and need to re-brand these venues. Often this is called ‘overlay’ when it comes to signage and branding. They need to be wrapped, signed, and rebranded often with huge vinyl stickers. At the...

Every Can Counts

Every Can Counts teamed up with Festival Republic to give three students the chance to be a Student Recycling Champion at Reading Festival. Student Recycling Champions worked with Every Can Counts to help promote drinks can recycling and had the chance to see behind...

Virtual Conferencing

On television they’re the evil Visitors. In the graphic novel and film he’s scorned as a terrorist. For meetings the letter ‘V’ might assume the same degree of loathing and dread: the Virtual Meeting! Striking fear in the hearts of many an event...

Run a Resource Reclamation Station

Make a bit of a fuss over your waste stations. Rather than have just a boring set of bins, think about creative ways to present your waste. This can include staffed booths, offering incentives to return waste, or making the bins art themselves. Global Inheritance has...

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...