Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

All 7,500 souvenir cups were sold and it was estimated that visitors, took over 5,000 home. Staff also counted 500 refills. The remaining cups, collected for recycling were made…

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

The Waste Management Branch provided staff to train festival volunteers to handle and store recyclable materials. Attendants and volunteers stood in front of the bins to accept ma…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

This year (2001) the Folk Fest was attended by 41,000 patrons and 1,500 volunteers. Multiply that number by the quanitity of disposable plates and cups that would otherwise have …

Giving Trash the Boot! German Fest & The Boot Mug

During the first year of the program, the boot mugs were sold for a dollar more than the cost of a regular beer. Within the first two and half-hours, all 5000 were sold. Some were…

Seeking Suggestions on Event Planning Services

Unknown January 13, 2006 03:34 PM
I am wondering if anyone has suggestions regarding companies that provide event planning services in the US? I am planning on offering community-based social marketing workshops i…

Giveaways That Encourage Sustainable Behavior

Melanie Napoleon Chicago January 30, 2006 12:44 PM
Hello Everyone, I work on a Great Lakes conservation and public awareness initiative and have been thinking about freebies and giveaways for festivals. We would like to be at …

Looking for Ideas Regarding Recycling Food Scraps and Other Reusables After Football Matches

Sally Paulin Murdoch September 23, 2006 02:50 PM
Dear all I have a student who is researching the possibilities of recycling/reuse for food scraps from catering operations and patrons at a large stadium used for Australian F…

Conditions for Events in Coastal Reserves and Beaches

David Cooney Goolwa October 03, 2006 08:34 AM
I am looking for examples of conditions to be attached to permit approvals for events on beaches and foreshore reserves. We have had several recently where public foot traffic has…

Sustainability Audit

Jeff Severin Lawrence March 06, 2007 09:13 AM
I am seeking examples or information on conducting sustainability audits for large-venue events. We have an opportunity to assist a four-day music festival with efforts to emphasi…

Zero Waste Music Festivals?

Bob Hollis El Dorado Hills May 22, 2007 01:30 AM
I have been asked to help make an annual music festival a "zero waste" event. The event is held on a county fairgrounds site and attracts approximately 5,000 campers for four days…

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