As the appetite for events to deliver meaningful outcomes grows, Event Managers are finding themselves open and exposed, needing to stay abreast of key waste issues and hidden risks.
Reputational risk, sponsor scrutiny and public perception are fundamental drivers for the implementation of event processes that are proven to be successful. It's one thing to actively seek new ways of introducing innovations into your events, it's another to try and fail.
Now is the time to harness your ability to influence key decision-makers, initiate activation programmes and become a force for good. But... the question in the back of your mind is, how?
To which you respond with 'Yes' but...
We understand how precious your time is and that's why Toward Zero Waste is...
Toward Zero Waste is a programme showcasing cutting edge, world-class examples of global events removing waste from end-of-life landfill. The motto we stand by: "If they can, you can".
Our professional development programmes focus on inspired, practical on-ground applications that produce proven results. "How To" guides give you step by step easy implementations.
Delivered as a self-paced, online digital programme you have the choice of joining a cohort or moving through lessons in your own time, with support available via the curated, online global community.
Toward Zero Waste has been created by experienced Sustainable Event Specialists, designed specifically for actioned-orientated Event Managers.
The programme is full of real-world examples and proven strategies for success, all have been tested and refined over many years, giving you an easy-to-use system that is guaranteed to achieve results.
After you finish the course, all participants receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute of Sustainable Events.
If you'd like to take it a step further and are serious about strengthening your brand, the Toward Zero Waste module forms part of the Sustainable Event Management Fundamentals programme. More information on this later.
Career Professionals successfully completing the Fundamentals Programme will be invited to move through the accreditation process facilitated by the Sustainable Event Alliance, to become an accredited Sustainable Events Practitioner.
Sustainable Events Specialist and
Author of Sustainable Event Management;
A Practical Guide
Meegan is a true pioneer in global sustainable events with over 20 years of practical experience in testing sustainable processes and refining them until they work! If she hasn't tried it, she knows someone who has!!
Sustainability Specialist and
co-Creator of Greener Live Performances
Lisa has initiated and led numerous industry-backed sustainability programmes throughout Australia. Her talent is leveraging knowledge and experience of sector specialists via strategic collaborations with purpose.
One event with 1,500 attendees may dispose of 37,500 kg of waste.
If you are responsible for managing three events per year, then your impact jumps to 112,500 kg (or 112.5 tonne).
In the UK alone there are 1.2 million business related events, with over 85 million attendees, annually.
That means 2,125,000 tonnes of wasted product is sent to landfill.
Comprehensive Programme consisting of 8 Modules
/mo for 8 months
In theory, Toward Zero Waste is a 5-6 week programme.
Each week will have a focus topic:
You choose how much time you want to spend on each lesson and diving deeper into additional resources which are grouped into:
Yes. Absolutely. As industry specialists and educators our primary objective is to help you embed new practices and processes into your next event.
The "How to" Lessons and templates will help you to implement new strategies immediately into your event operations.
To get the most out of the programme we encourage you to actively engage with the cohort via the Private Facebook Group.
Each month Meegan will host two live Q&A sessions. These sessions are delivered in the Private Facebook Group and will be recorded for you to access as many times as you need.
Each month we have two calls at two different time slots, in our Facebook Group.
Australia / EU friendly Coaching Call:
8pm Sydney time [date to be confirmed]
9am London / 5am New York ET / 2am Los Angeles PT
North America friendly Coaching Call:
6pm New York time [date to be confirmed]
10pm London / 3pm Los Angeles PT
9am Sydney (the next day)
We'll send email reminders at the beginning of each month with the dates for that month.
But the live sessions isn't the only time you have to ask questions... the FB group is the go-to forum to ask as many questions as you've got and even though both Meegan and Lisa are the moderators of the group and are available to answer questions, we expect that as a member of the cohort you will come into the programme with your own experiences and be willing to share.
The movement Toward Zero Waste Events can only be achieved when we come together as a collective and take structured, complimentary action. That's why cohort based delivery is important to us. You become part of a global community focused on the same goals, because ...
"Together we can"
Toward Zero Waste is offered to you with lifetime access. You pay a one-time fee of EUR 280 for immediate access to all Toward Zero Waste course materials, downloadable templates and topic specific deep dives.
Why euro? The Euro is an international currency used in 23 countries and we are catering to a global audience of Professional Event Managers.
As we continue to evolve the programme and add new content we will explore offering the ability to purchase in your preferred currency, but for now it will be Euro.
We mean lifetime access to the programme for the lifetime of the programme. As you can appreciate, we cannot commit to an offer that lasts for a human lifetime, that's beyond our current capability. But we do commit to giving you access to the programme for as long as the programme has relevance and delivers value.
That said, it is our intention to continue to evolve the content and materials so that the programme remains fit-for-purpose and event managers continue to grow as they strive for more impactful outcomes.
No. It is not our intention of offer refunds. You are choosing to engage in a programme of work created by sustainability specialists with extensive experience. Meegan, as the brain-child of the programme, is a globally-recognised industry leader in Sustainable Events and delivers her proven strategies for success.
Granted, with the rate of innovation and change occuring in the world we don't know everything, but we are 100% confident that the programme content and support materials will immediately empower you to embed new processes and practices into your next event.
That said, if you have strongly believe the programme is not for you, please contact us with 14 days of purchase and we will discuss options with you.
Random, we know...
But stay with us... according to Google, there are only 25,000 Blue Whales in our oceans.
The weight of resources sent to landfill by the global events industry would exceed the collective weight of all the Blue Whales in our oceans. (sad face)
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