Organize an Eco-responsible event in the Marais?
You’ve probably heard of “eco-responsible campaigns”, an organizational model that has gained popularity in recent years. But do you really understand what this type of activity is and how it benefits your company and the planet? In this article we give you the answers and our tips for organizing your eco-friendly event. What is an eco-responsible activity and why is it this organizational model? Eco-responsible activities, as their name indicates, are those that take into account ecological aspects in their organization. More precisely, it respects the principles of sustainable development and aims to reduce its negative impact and increase its positive impact on the environment and society.
What is an eco-responsible activity and why is it this organizational model?
Eco-responsible activities, as their name indicates, are those that take into account ecological aspects in their organization. More precisely, it respects the principles of sustainable development and aims to reduce its negative impact and increase its positive impact on the environment and society.
This environmental and social respect intervenes in all stages of the eco-responsible event, from its planning to the evaluation of its success.
An eco-responsible event should not be considered as a simple “fashion effect”, as its benefits are interesting, both internally and externally. These include
- Involvement of your employees in a common and meaningful project
- The improvement of the image of your event, and more generally of your company
- The optimization of expenses and the reduction of the global budget of the event
- The reduction of negative ecological and societal impacts, associated with the increase of positive impacts
- The adequacy of your events with the values of your target
- Raising awareness of eco-responsibility among participants and partners
6 tips for organizing an eco-responsible event
To organize an eco-responsible event, you must first list the possible negative ecological and social impacts of your event. Once these are identified, you can define priority objectives.
Better supply and management of purchases
Decorations, gifts, goodies… the purchase of material goods can quickly become the enemy of environmental activity! The solution is to buy others. Evaluate real needs, avoid excess, buy local, avoid pollution linked to transportation, and even support fair trade, organic, recyclable, and purchases without excessive packaging.
Many activities involve the purchase of food and utensils. As for the rest of the supply, it is important to evaluate as accurately as possible the quantities needed and to provide eco-responsible solutions in case of surplus (donate to the association, such as the Linkee solution, which fights against food waste by helping the poor as much as possible, distributed to customers, recycled for composting, etc.). Also, for an eco-responsible event, favor local suppliers, seasonal, organic, not individually wrapped and mostly vegan products.
Organize an eco-responsible event in the Marais? With Galeries Joseph, it becomes possible.