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Member Spotlight: Gill Gibbs from ConCept G

Every month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Gill Gibbs, the CEO of the ConCept G Group of Companies and a passionate environmentalist.   Q. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT CONCEPT G, AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? I am the CEO of the ConCept G Group of Companies, of which there are 5 companies in the fold. What I love most is sharing my knowledge, expertise, insight and experience, de
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The EGF will not increase membership fees for 2019

Greg McManus, the Event Greening Forum (EGF) Chairperson, recently announced that EGF membership fees will not increase for 2019. “We are proud to announce that the EGF has decided to hold 2019’s membership fees at the same rate as this year,” he said. “With the economy shrinking and each one of us being forced to re-evaluate our business needs more closely, it’s great to be able to announce a freeze on fees for the coming year.” Click here for the EGF membership categori
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Member Spotlight: Samantha Dube from Seeds Events

Every month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Samantha Dube who founded Seeds Events – a company that organises sustainable events, with an emphasis of leaving a positive legacy.   Q. WHAT IS YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ROLE AT SEEDS EVENTS, AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? As the owner of Seeds Events I have a strategic role to guide the direction the company needs to move in. Howev
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How to start event greening

An introduction to event greening: Part 3 of a 4 part series by the Event Greening Forum. After reading part 1 and part 2 of this series, you’re hopefully fired up and ready to start implementing event greening practices in your business. Read on for how to get started. Note: the following outline is taken from the City of Cape Town’s Smart Events Handbook, a great resource for event greening. You can download a free copy of it from our website, www.eventgreening.co.za, under the resources tab,
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Why would you ‘go green’?

An introduction to event greening: Part 2 of a 4 part series by the Event Greening Forum. Click here to read Part 1. “The greenest event is the one that doesn’t happen,” says Greg McManus, Chairperson of the Event Greening Forum (EGF). As true as this is, the EGF is not advocating we stop hosting events. Events offer many benefits, such as stimulating the economy, providing jobs and advancing the businesses that host them. The EGF actively wants the events industry to grow and flourish, and for
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What does ‘going green’ mean?

An introduction to event greening: Part 1 of a 4 part series by the Event Greening Forum (EGF). ‘Green’ has become a blanket term for anything that has environmentally friendly features. It’s quite broad and vague, so it’s always good practice to ask what an organisation means when they claim to be green or are going green. Most likely you’ll find a huge amount of variation in the answers you receive, which is why the green space can be confusing. So part 1 of this series is all about unpacking
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Member Spotlight: Taubie Motlhabane from Tshwane Tourism

Every month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Taubie Motlhabane, a mover and shaker, and the Divisional Head at Tshwane Tourism.     Q. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT TSHWANE TOURISM, AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? My role at Tshwane Tourism is that of Divisional Head. I’m responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Division. Our role is to market the City of Tsh
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SAACI 2018 Congress puts sustainability first

It’s that time of the year again, and SAACI is gearing up for its 2018 Congress! The Congress will be held at Misty Hills in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 29 -31 July 2018, and will be greener than ever before. SAACI has upped its sustainability game by incorporating a sustainability plan for this year’s Congress and beyond. The sustainability plan, set up by Zoe van Niekerk, who sits on the SAACI 2018 Congress Local Organising Committee (LOC), has helped raise the bar. She says, “SAACI is a
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UFI recognises Scan Display for best practices in sustainable exhibiting

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced the results of its 2017 Sustainable Development Award. Due to the high standard of entries submitted, the judges could not agree on a single winner. Instead, UFI awarded six companies the title of “Best Practice for Sustainable Exhibiting” – including exhibition display specialist, Scan Display. Scan Display’s entry was the Sustainability Village it designed and built for South African Tourism’s trade show, Meetings Africa 201
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Member Spotlight: Nishanthi Lambrichs from Climate Neutral Group

Each month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Nishanthi Lambrichs, a carbon advisor for Climate Neutral Group (CNG). Nishanthi is also the Programme Manager for GreenDreams and GreenSeat, both initiatives developed by CNG which help the accommodation and the travel sectors, respectively, take action on climate change. . Q. WHEN AND WHY DID YOU, PERSONALLY, START TO DEVELOP AN AWARENESS
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