NASCAR’s Sustainability

NASCAR has launched a sustainability program simply named, NASCAR Green . It has been in existence for five years now and aims to reduce the environmental impact of the sport. Part of the success of NASCAR Green stems from the many initiatives they have started and...

Manchester International Festival’s Sustainable Highlight

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the...

Best Tips To Become A Food-Waste Fighting Event Superhero

As a major buyer of catering service, event professionals have a significant opportunity to reduce food waste and save money. Global food waste is a major problem. In the two minutes it takes to scan this article: • 15,210 tonnes of food will be produced • 10,267...

Stadium Converts 2,800 Pounds Food Waste Into A Worthy Cause

AT&T Stadium, along with the EPA, the city of Dallas, nonprofit Rock and Wrap It Up! and Food Source DFW diverted 2,800 pounds of leftover food from landfills during the NCAA Final Four activities in North Texas. The organizations prevented food waste by delivering...

Highlights Of The 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Thousands of festival attendees helped keep Empire Polo Grounds clean while rescuing bottle and cans from the clutches of landfill. Those who participated were rewarded for their efforts with Coachella Polar Bear tees, VIP upgrades, refillable water bottles, Coachella...

Festival Organisers Encouraged To Lessen Campsite Waste

Buckinghamshire New University is working with Love Your Tent to lobby festival organisers and retailers over wasteland culture at festivals. Waste campaign group Love Your Tent is also asking festival organisers to sign up to a 10% reduction agreement in campsite...

Bonnaroo Launches Refill Revolution

The use of alternative bottles and visits to filling stations and reduction in waste will be tracked so the Refill Revolution program can be tweaked next year. The goal is to significantly reduce festival waste over time. Bonnaroo's sustainability team announced...

This Is What Happens To Your Event Waste

These days, many planners ask venues to provide a recycling program for their event. But what happens to your event waste when it leaves the building? Every year, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) finds out by integrating an offsite waste management tour...

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, Event...

Glastonbury Festival Declares War On Plastic Water Bottles

Next weekend's Glastonbury festival is to combat the scourge of the plastic water bottle as part of a long-term strategy to become the world's most environmentally friendly outdoor musical event. Festival organisers are targeting the disposable bottle – one of the...

2014 World Cup In Brazil To Go “Green”

The Brazilian government promised that the 2014 football World Cup would be an ecological event. Music festivals and other large gatherings now claim to pursue the same goal. But how far can the organisers really go in making their events green? “We want to score...
San Francisco Bans Water Bottles at Public Events

San Francisco Bans Water Bottles at Public Events

San Francisco has a plan to eliminate incinerators and landfill by 2020, and to attain this goal, one of the latest moves is to ban the sale or distribution of small plastic bottles of water on public property - which means events! The city  authorities plan to...
Happiness Recycled by Coca Cola at UK Music Festivals

Happiness Recycled by Coca Cola at UK Music Festivals

Coca-Cola Enterprises has re-launched its summer festivals recycling initiative, Happiness Recycled, which features an assortment of interactive bins, games and performers. The company explained that the re-launch is part of its drive to encourage sustainable...
Des Moines Arts Festival Zero Waste by 2016

Des Moines Arts Festival Zero Waste by 2016

Des Moines Arts Festival has created a comprehensive, long-range Sustainability Vision designed to identify and implement strategies and procedures that will dramatically reduce waste during the 2014 event. One of the main objectives in this plan is to achieve a...
Taking the ‘Tent Commandments’ at Isle of Wight Festival

Taking the ‘Tent Commandments’ at Isle of Wight Festival

The RESPECT camping field is up and running for the third year at the Isle of Wight Festival. Festival goers can gain access to this beautiful field with it's unique vibe by signing up on the festival's website, and agreeing to take their voluntary terms and...
Reducing Food Waste at Events

Reducing Food Waste at Events

Food waste is the unfortunate by-product of many events. It occurs through the mishandling of food, through over-supply and under-eating. Food waste at events is waste of resources, of time and effort, and of course, of money. It costs to buy the ingredients, pay the...

Sunrise Festival Extreme Source Separation

Much of the issue concerning responsible waste processing at large festivals stems not from attendees’ reluctance to recycle or compost but rather from the challenge of designing systems that take into consideration the mental state of those in attendance. As the...