Earth Friendly Products is committed to excellence, quality and community leadership in all its activities. At Earth
Friendly Products we aim to fulfill obligations to sustainability leadership by supporting activities which contribute to environmental awareness, social justice, human rights and a sustainable
environment. Earth Friendly Products has identified and developed this "Sustainable Events Guide" to help event organizers run their events sustainably. For organizing an event social, economic
and environmental impacts should be considered from the start. Reducing environmental impacts should be integral to any event.
A carbon neutral event is one where the carbon emissions from the event are balanced with appropriate carbon sequestering or offsetting, giving net zero carbon emissions. If following all the
details in the guide is not possible, think about the overall approach and how the options you choose can make an event more sustainable. The Sustainable Event Guide aims to introduce programs
by promoting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and zero waste to landfill through the following strategies for:
- Water conservation
- Social justice and fair trade standards
- Sustainable catering
- Venue Selection
- Social Wellbeing
At Earth Friendly Products, the way we communicate our sustainability goals will impact on both the image of the event and the effectiveness of our initiatives. The ultimate aim of a carbon
management strategy should be to maximize reduction of emissions. Organizing an event should follow this hierarchy of greenhouse emissions management:
- ‘Reduce Direct Emissions’ - reducing the in-house carbon footprint and creating bottom line savings by implementing all cost-effective carbon reduction measures.
- ‘Reduce indirect emissions’ - working with other organizations, e.g. suppliers to reduce emissions.
To protect our natural resources and save money, it is important that all aspects are sustainable from the choice of venue, easily accessible by public transport, catering services to the
delegate pack and any giveaways. Consider the environmental impact during all stages of event planning, implementation and execution. Wherever there is scope to green up your act