Across the world each year events of every shape and size are held: from community events, school fairs and local business functions through to the world’s largest festivals, music events, conferences and sporting events. As well as causing celebration and giving voice to issues, these public parties use up resources, send out emissions and generate mountains of waste. Events also have the power to show sustainability in action and every sustainably produced event can inspire and motivate others to action.
Written by a leader in event sustainability management, this book is a practical, step-by-step guide taking readers through the key aspects of how to identify, evaluate and manage event sustainability issues and impacts and to use the event for good – it's for events of any style and scale, anywhere in the world.
Now in its third edition, this is the indispensable one-stop guide for event professionals and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy-to-use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.
Table of Contents
1. SUSTAINABILITY AND EVENTS
2. EVENT SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT
3. COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT
4. DESTINATION AND VENUE
7. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
8. PROCUREMENT AND RESOURCE USE
9. WASTE AND RESOURCE RECOVERY
10. WATER AND AMENITIES
Meegan Jones is an event professional, trainer, consultant and writer focusing her work on developing sustainable management solutions for live events. She is a partner in GreenShoot Pacific, a sustainability consultancy to the events, screen, sport and music touring industries, and Chairperson of the Sustainable Event Alliance.
"Every event is unique and organizers should analyze how it most effectively can contribute to global sustainable transition. This book is a practical tool for that work, both for new event managers and experienced ones, taking their first steps towards sustainability. Even experienced sustainability managers will find plenty of inspiration in the updated best practices from around the world." — Mikkel Sander, Sustainability Manager, Roskilde Festival
"I consider this book, now into its third edition, to be a must-read for students of events and a necessary addition to every event scholar's bookshelf. Sustainability is more than just green operations, and Meegan Jones makes it clear that it involves multiple stakeholders, a comprehensive vision, and detailed planning and evaluation systems. You need a guide to continuous improvement, and this book provides the tools." — Donald Getz, Professor Emeritus, the University of Calgary, Canada
"Events thrive on the spirit of joy and fun. Sustainable Event Management shows that this does not need to be at the expense of social and environmental responsibility. The opposite is true. With lots of practical tools, Meegan Jones illustrates how events need to be managed to create a lasting, positive impression for all stakeholders. This publication is the reference book for my students and a rich source of inspiration and guidance for every event manager." — Rolf Schwery, Event Consultant and Lecturer at the Center for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Berne, Switzerland
"This third edition takes all sustainable event enthusiasts on a journey through the ins and outs of sustainable event management. This nicely readable book goes deeper into existing theories but is also a must have for newbies!" — Martijn Hulshof, Owner of MovendiuM, (Sustainable) Traffic Management for Events
"In our daily practice of Green Events Netherlands, where we share our knowledge and help festival organisers make their events more sustainable, we are confident that we can always rely on the huge amount of high quality information, background and practical ideas in Meegan Jones’ book." — Paul Schurink, Owner of ZAP Concepts and co-founder of Green Events Nederland
"Sustainability continues to be a vital issue for event managers, and this book provides an excellent resource for anyone interested in this area. Well written and easy to read, Sustainable Event Management provides great examples of events that are exceeding expectations and demonstrating best practice in sustainability management, information that will be valuable for practitioners and academics alike." — Judith Mair, The University of Queensland, Australia