There is a new trend in the events management industry to organize functions that are carbon neutral and eco friendly. The trend is called Sustainable
The first eco friendly events international events that were held were the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics in France. This was followed by the first “true green Games” held in Lillehammer, Norway back in 1994. The 1994 games were so successful in fact, and adhered to the eco friendly ideals of the time so closely that the Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee was awarded the UNEP Global 500 Award. This award is only presented to companies or organizations that set new environmental standards.
Everything from product launches to vast international showcase events are very resource-intensive and often can have wide ranging and lasting negative environmental consequences for the venue and city in which they are held. Because of this most multinational companies and organizations are starting to make a concerted effort to host events in a responsible way and leave a positive and lasting legacy for the community in which the event is held.
• There is a significant cost savings benefit as
• Eco friendly events management principles generally lead to environmental innovation. This is because greening efforts promote technological innovation that help companies and organizations use resources more efficiently.