Almost every human activity uses up precious natural resources, resulting in large-scale production of waste, increased emissions of greenhouse gases, inefficient consumption of water and energy use. To look into a more hopeful and sustainable future, and see one that is truly environmentally and socially responsible for the future of the next generations and our planet, we can’t carry on consuming and throwing away after a single use. However, if you underscore all your business operations and purchasing decisions having always this simple truth in mind, you will make the right decisions to bring any possible event towards sustainability.
In order to help you make your event really “green” and sustainable, we would need to delve first into all different areas of event planning (which is not the aim of this post), showing you how each management and communications system could affect the natural environment and local community, and suggesting you any possible sustainable alternatives. Although, before starting the analysis of the major areas of impact that your event could have on the natural environment and society, we want to help you create your green event policy, as it is the first step to make within your company to reducing the impact of all your meetings and events.
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Due to the impact of globalization and challenges of global warming, from reducing waste production and carbon emissions to managing energy and water resources, a more responsible approach to sustainability is needed by all industry and governments around the world to prioritize the protection of natural resources, as well as enhance new business and social opportunities.
To achieve a sustainable, long term economic and social development authorities, managers and politicians are called upon to address global cross-cutting problems, while solving new local issues in the main areas of economy and society.
A solution to one regional problem involves tackling other related key world-wide challenges, and this is at the core of any successfully integrated Sustainability Management System (SMS) for those private companies or public organizations that understand the importance of dealing with the complex interdependencies of ecosystems & environmental services, and wish to create efficient usage of economical and labour resources, as well as minimum environmental impacts.
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