Events that raise concerns about the environment can backfire if they are organized without giving much concern to environmental matters. Follow these tips when planning your event.
The Cause for The Event Needs to Be Relevant to The Community
It is essential that members of a community can relate to the environmental issues that you are highlighting during an event. The community is more likely to support the cause if it concerns them directly.
Encourage Attendees to Find Creative Ways of Getting to The Event
When hundreds or thousands of cars pitch up at an environmental event, it is counterproductive. Encourage people to come together in vans, cycle, or walk to the event. If it’s possible for attendees to reduce carbon emissions while travelling to the event, they should use the opportunity.
The Venue Needs to Be Designed in an Eco-Friendly Manner
Have enough recycling stations and waste bins scattered throughout the area of the event. When stalls and stands are set up, the impact of equipment and installations on the environment needs to be considered.
Host Local Businesses and Food Services at The Event
When local businesses are present at an event, it is more sustainable for the community. It takes more resources for businesses that need to travel a long way to an event. Local food services can also be more affordable and familiar to community members.
Use Bio-Degradable Products and Promote Recycling
Encourage everyone participating in the environmental event to recycle and use bio-degradable products. This means food services and businesses can offer eating utensils and packaging that are biodegradable. Have signs to inform people about recycling practices.
Distribute Information About the Event Through Social Media
Social media is an effective way to market an environmental event. Create a Facebook page for the event; share details and information about the event with friends and family. Advertise the event on social media to access a wider audience.
Choose a Suitable Location for the Event
Make sure that the event is situated in a place that will cause as little disruption to the environment as possible. The event should not be too far for people to travel to. The venue does not need expensive decorations and materials.
Use these tips for your event to create environmental awareness in your community. Help to promote environmental initiatives and services in your community.