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Bookings open for the Event Greening Forum’s 2018 Conference & Master Class

. Registration is now open for the Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) 2018 Conference on 14 June and Master Class on 13 June 2018, both at the forum white light in Lanseria, Johannesburg. The EGF is a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainability across the events industry. This year, the theme for its annual conference is “Future-proofing your business”, and tackles how to develop long-term sustainability in the face of future challenges such as climate change and limited resources. Programme
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Member Spotlight: Karen Heron from Earth Probiotic

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 Karen Heron, who co-founded and manages Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions with her husband Gavin. . Q: WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START TO DEVELOP AN AWARENESS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY – AND A DESIRE TO CHAMPION IT? A: It all started when Gavin, my partner and husband, bought me a worm farm for my birthday. This was great, and I still have one, but
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Scan Display Cape Town’s new water-wise plant nursery

Sustainability is a journey, and one that exhibition and event display specialist, Scan Display, has embraced. Its most recent project to promote greening has been the Cape Town branch’s installation of its own plant nursery which exclusively stocks water-wise, non-invasive plants. One of the company’s exhibition designers, Jacob van Zyl, drove the implementation process. He says, “The idea behind this is to promote the use of water-wise plants in our exhibition stand and display designs, and we
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5 South African exhibition companies sponsor research for the industry

Five South African exhibition suppliers have committed to sponsor research into the use of wood and wood products in exhibitions, with a specific focus on how much of this material is used, how it is disposed of as waste, and how it can be used more responsibly. This move, of a few companies funding a project for the greater good of the industry, is unprecedented, and indicative of a growing conviction among business that more needs to be done to promote responsible practices within the industry
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Member Spotlight: Katja Schmidt from Potters Hand Activations

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 Katja Schmidt, the founder and managing director of Potters Hand Activations, an event activations agency that has a strong social upliftment ethos.   Q: WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START TO INVEST IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS THROUGH POTTERS HAND ACTIVATIONS? A: As a company we felt that we wanted to give something back to our nearby community and m
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Event Greening Forum announces new membership structure

The Event Greening Forum (EGF) has simplified and fine-tuned its existing membership structure to better serve its membership base. Greg McManus, the EGF Chairperson, says, “Our new membership categories should enable easier access to the EGF for a variety of organisations and bodies, including non-profits, while ensuring fair benefits and representation to all members.” He adds, “We are especially excited to offer an incentive for a whole group and its subsidiaries to join the EGF. For example,
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SAG-SEED Starter workshop in Cape Town

SEED in cooperation with SWITCH-Africa Green is hosting a SAG-SEED Starter workshop in Cape Town for future Entrepreneurs with business ideas in Eco-inclusive field. If you or anyone in your network of contacts is interested in coming up with their own eco-inclusive business and need expert support in developing the business model around the idea then do apply today for the upcoming SAG-SEED SEA Starter. Where: Cape Town, South Africa When: Workshop 1: 2-4 May  &  Workshop 2: 29-30 May Secto
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The EGF has appointed the University of Pretoria to conduct research

The Event Greening Forum has appointed the University of Pretoria to conduct research on the use, re-use and recycling practices of custom-built wood-based exhibition stands in South Africa and abroad. Read the article on why the EGF is doing this research. The research objectives of this study are: Determine international waste management practices for wood-based exhibition stands; Determine extent of custom-built stand production in South African exhibition industry; Describe the wood types an
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#CSRShareDay

Positive Impact is a not for profit that shares the Event Greening Forum’s vision for a sustainable events industry. Positive Impact provides education, resources and inspiration for its global community. One of it’s projects is the annual #CSRshare Day – a 24 hour conversation on Twitter about how we can #CollaborateForGood and create more sustainable events. This years event will take place on 23 April 2018. We will be hosting this conversation for an hour, from 10:00 to 11:0
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New EGF committee appointments announced

The new EGF committee held it’s first committee meeting on Wednesday, 14 March 2018. During the meeting the following members were elected to these positions: Chairperson – Greg McManus Vice Chairperson – Neo Mohlatlole Treasurer – Chad Botha Secretary – Lynn McLeod We’re glad to see a mix of people returning to roles which gives the organisation some continuity, as well as some new representatives coming forward with fresh ideas and suggestions. Click here to
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