The Event Greening Forum had a great presence at Meetings Africa, including a stand (the first Event Greening Forum stand in history!) in the exhibition hall. The stand incorporated low energy lighting and fabric branding that is highly re-usable (through the lack of venue or date specific information, for example).
The co-chairs of the Event Greening Forum, Justin Hawes and Grace Stead, each spoke on the topic of greening. Justin facilitated the SAACI Educational Seminar, and presented on the EGF. Grace was a guestspeaker at the Gearhouse Unique Speaker Bureau, and gave advise on how to green an event – using Rocking the Daisies as a case study.
The CMP Network South Africa congratulates Pieter Swart CMP – MD Conference Consultancy (from the CMP Class of 2006) in achieving CMM status from MPI. [Read on...]
Millions of people worldwide go to work every day without realising the massive impact their daily activities have on the environment. More significantly, they don’t realize the huge difference they can make by making small changes in their office environment.
Global Carbon Exchange’s (GCX) 1 day Green Your Office course gives learners a good understanding of their own offices’ impact on the environment and what changes they need to make in order to convert it into a sustainable workplace. [Read on...]
On the 23rd February 2011 eight MICE associations became founding members of the officially launched Event Greening Forum (EGF). The EGF has been operating informally since 2009, but by becoming a Section 21 Company and receiving support from the associations it will be far more effective in realising its mandate – to promote sustainable and ethical business practices in the South African events industry. [Read on...]
The GRI Event Organisers Network, a subgroup of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), has announced the opening of the public comment period on the final draft of the Event Organisers Sector Supplement. Their announcement reads:
This sector-specific reporting guidance will enable companies in the Events sector to make their sustainability reports more relevant and easier to produce. The supplement’s development began in November 2009, led by a diverse international multi-stakeholder Working Group. [Read on...]
The National Department of Tourism (NDT) is hosting a planning workshop on ‘Climate Change and the Tourism Sector’ on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at the Protea Capital Hotel, Pretoria. [Read on...]