Earth Day 2024: 5 sustainability insights from inspirational event pros

Earth Day 2024: 5 sustainability insights from inspirational event pros

Each year, Earth Day seeks to remind us of the importance of looking after our planet. Through its various initiatives, the movement raises awareness, inspires change, and helps us forge a deeper connection with nature.

Discover 20 Earth Day ideas for event planners >

Proud to be a B Corp, we’ve always believed businesses should balance profit with purpose, and have a crucial role in making the world a better place. Which is why we’re really thrilled to see so many inspiring, sustainably-minded event pros on the Ticket Tailor platform. A big perk of our job is that we regularly get to chat with these guys – learning all about their events, their sustainability practices, and their goals for the future.

In celebration of Earth Day 2024, we round up some of the incredible insights we’ve garnered from these knowledgeable event pros in recent years. Let’s get stuck in 🌍.

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8 awesome event industry B Corps to know about and get inspired by

8 awesome event industry B Corps to know about and get inspired by

If you’re familiar with Ticket Tailor, you’ll know that we’re a proud B Corp. No idea what we’re talking about? Whizz over to our guide to B Corporations, then head back over to read this article!

It’s safe to say that we’ve loved every second of our thrilling, challenging, and eye-opening B Corp journey so far. And that we’re generally very passionate about being a part of this awesome community, and all it represents.

With this in mind, we wanted to shine the spotlight on a selection of event industry B Corps, which could be really inspirational to event creators on our platform and beyond.

Perhaps you’re looking for ways to make your events more sustainable. Or are wondering how others in the space balance profit with purpose. If so, we’re sure you’ll find some really useful information – and inspiration – in this quick round-up of event industry B Corps. Let’s go 👀👇.

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5 ways to gear-shift your events’ sustainability efforts

5 ways to gear-shift your events’ sustainability efforts

Banning single-use plastics, going paperless, choosing an eco-friendly venue; these are the kinds of changes that probably spring to mind when it comes to reducing your events’ environmental impact. And these changes are both crucial and commendable. 

But perhaps you’re now wondering what else you can do to really push forwards with your sustainability goals, as an event creator. How can you weave sustainability into your event’s very DNA, for example? And, perhaps even more excitingly, how can you influence the decisions and actions of others, to grow your events’ positive environmental impact exponentially?

Read on for our take on the subject, which includes lots of invaluable insights from event industry professionals who recently took part in an event sustainability webinar held by us here at Ticket Tailor.

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20 Earth Day ideas for event planners 

20 Earth Day ideas for event planners 

Earth Day is just around the corner – and this year’s theme is to Invest in our Planet.

As an event planner, one way you can do so is to recognise Earth Day through your events, whether that’s to raise money for a specific charity or simply to get attendees thinking. Raising awareness alone can be an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to encouraging others to take action. So it’s definitely worthwhile taking some time to give one or more of your events an Earth Day theme over the course of the next month or so.

On that note – below are 20 ideas to get you started. We’ve broken them down into ideas for:

  • Craft workshop events/classes

  • Fitness & wellness events/classes

  • Community events

  • Music, entertainment & other events

Let’s go 👀👇.

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Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Sustainability from the start: We talk to Oscar Brennecke-Dunn, Theatre Manager of new outdoor Thorington Theatre nestled in Suffolk woodland.

Established in 2021, Thorington is a theatre like no other. This hidden gem makes use of a natural amphitheatre (a result of a WWII bomb!), and was constructed with the smallest carbon footprint possible. This focus on sustainability didn’t stop there.

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The low-down on Earth Day 2022 + a round-up of amazing eco-events

The low-down on Earth Day 2022 + a round-up of amazing eco-events

It’s Earth Day on Friday!

As the annual environmental protection event comes around once more, we’re thrilled to be able to say that Ticket Tailor is now a Carbon Neutral business.

We’re also pledging to double the usual 1p we donate to climate causes per ticket sale to 2p (2.6c) this Earth Day.

Ready to do your bit? Here’s all you need to know about Earth Day 2022 – plus a round-up of some great environmental events we’ve seen popping up on Ticket Tailor.

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Your quick event greening checklist – 6 key things to consider

Your quick event greening checklist – 6 key things to consider

Event greening does what it says on the tin. It’s the process of making an event more environmentally friendly – or ‘greener’ – by taking considered steps to reduce its carbon footprint and other environmental impacts.

On a mission to make your next event less harmful to the planet? Read on for our quick event greening checklist, covering six key areas you’ll need to pay attention to for a more sustainable operation.

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How to practice event sustainability without it feeling like a token gesture

How to practice event sustainability without it feeling like a token gesture

Striving to make your events more sustainable is a commendable goal. But as consciousness is raised about the need for companies to be greener; to be more conscientious and less self-serving – some businesses may find themselves coming under fire for jumping on the sustainability bandwagon with less-than authentic intentions.

Trying to improve brand image by piggy-backing on a good cause without putting the time, money and effort into actually making a difference is likely to lead to worse PR traction in the long-term. Essentially it is (quite rightly) not a good look.

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