Scan Display powered its exhibition stand at the recent Meetings Africa show with certified green power, using the Renewable Energy Certificate system. This is the first time that an individual exhibitor has used renewable energy for its stand’s lighting and electrical appliances.
The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards. They have a very informative website (www.greenmeetings.info) and send out a monthly newsletter to their members. Their March newsletter provides feedback on their annual conference held in February, supports and membership and mentor challenge and gives a book review on the first Italian book on green meetings.
Rocking the Daisies music festival emerged as the winners of their sector in the first annual Climate Change Leadership Awards 2010 for Small and Medium Business (SMB). Recognition was given for their comprehensive set of greening actions and equally comprehensive reporting. The most notable impact of their overriding focus on sustainability issues has definitely got to be the increased environmental awareness instilled in the thousands attending their events. For more info on the event greening visit www.rockingthedaisies.com
Dear WWF Supporter
“We have only one planet. Given what we know about climate change today, it would be foolish not to act. Earth Hour 2010 gives an opportunity to the people of the world to unite in a call for action on climate change and to take the lead by making changes in their own lives.”
– Dr Morné du Plessis, CEO, WWF South Africa
For Earth Hour 2010, WWF calls on all South Africans to switch off their lights on Saturday, 27 March, as a symbolic act to send a powerful message to leaders that the time to act on climate change is now. [Read on...]
An Audi advert first flighted at the NFL Superbowl this year (in Miami, between Indianapolis Colts & New Orleans Saints).
Finally Green has gone properly mainstream – when companies pay upwards of US$10mil for a slot like this on the “primest” time TV possible inAmerica.
Catches the Zeitgeist nicely! visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml54UuAoLSo to watch the advert.
Mango announces founding membership of global environmental organisation.
Johannesburg: Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, speaking at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Summit on Tourism, Sport and Mega Events announced today that low cost carrier Mango has signed an agreement as a founding member of global organisation Live The Deal. The organisation’s goal, to help implement commitments noted in December 2009’s Copenhagen Climate Accord and promote the concept of a Green Economy through quadruple bottom line corporate governance – economic, social, environmental and climate. (www.livethedeal.com) [Read on...]