In-person events are back which means there’s an opportunity for you to re-evaluate ways to make environment-friendly decisions. In this post, you will learn how to maintain an eco-friendly business model in the event industry, why pre-planning is key, and finish with a list of suggestions for you to follow and share with your co-workers!
What is an Eco-Friendly Business Model and why does it matter?
An eco-friendly business model or green business model sets standards for a company to conduct business in a way that doesn’t harm the environment. In an eco-friendly business model, the choices that minimize a carbon footprint are the priority. According to earthday.org, “Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity.”
Employees at Centrifuge Media use their experience as an advantage to plan efficiently and find solutions that protect the environment.
How to maintain an Eco-Friendly Business Model?
Pre-planning and having everything in order makes for a sustainable, efficient process.
Centrifuge Media Account Supervisor, Adrienne Bogner, explains how timely client communication and early decision-making are crucial to maintaining a green business model. “Last-minute changes to an event’s plan can cause a domino effect. For example, adding a session can shift the timing of all agenda items, or adding a meeting room can lead to equipment and labor changes.
It is common to have multiple events live at once, in multiple locations. Sourcing local partners prevents unnecessary emissions into the environment. From an economic standpoint, this approach also supports the local businesses in each location. It’s a win-win!
Centrifuge Media’s Associate Director of Event Services, Praise Wortham Collins, says, “We always reach out to local partners in the various cities we travel to during our planning process. Having local partners across the country allows us to produce more meetings effectively and cuts down on shipping, whether it’s a planned shipment or last minute.”
“Small changes can create big outcomes. ”