MPI Insights: It can be easy being green

by | Oct 22, 2019 | News, views and insights, Sustainability

MPI Insights: It can be easy being green

by | Oct 22, 2019 | News, views and insights, Sustainability

MPI Insights: It can be easy being green

by Emma
22 October, 2019

Watch Emma’s vlog to see: 

  • an engaging and interactive exhibition stand with no more than brown paper, a sign printed on recycled card and a pack of Sharpies! 
  • the pledges the event community made to sustainability 
  • top 5 tips to make your event more sustainable from our two speakers

Emma volunteers on the board of the MPI UK & Ireland Chapter and worked with fellow Board Members, Ruth Robinson and Leo Platt on this event community project.

With a free exhibition stand at the Venue + Events Live in Manchester in October 2019, they set themselves the challenge of creating an engaging sustainable stand and a £50 budget! They decided to ask exhibition visitors to make a pledge to change one thing to become more sustainable. Ruth, passionate about the environment, and an avid bee keeper had her homemade honey to try; a hive for people to see and her suit to try on. They spoke to people about their work and home lives, gave great advice and top tips for making a difference and encouraged them to make their pledge. And with a stand wrapped in brown paper, they gave visitors a Sharpie and asked them to write their pledge on the wall. It was a huge hit and actually had more footfall and engagement than many other stands at the show. 

Straight after the exhibition, Emma organised and hosted a Sustainability Workshop. Guest Speakers including Simply Sustainable Nicola Stopps and Kayleigh Lee-Simion from Positive Impact Events who helped us understand how we can begin to reverse our actions. 

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