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SA events industry supports the Event Greening Forum

On the 23rd February 2011 eight MICE associations became founding members of the officially launched Event Greening Forum (EGF). The EGF has been operating informally since 2009, but by becoming a Section 21 Company and receiving support from the associations it will be far more effective in realising its mandate – to promote sustainable and ethical business practices in the South African events industry.
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GRI event organisers public comment period now open

The GRI Event Organisers Network, a subgroup of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), has announced the opening of the public comment period on the final draft of the Event Organisers Sector Supplement. Their announcement reads: This sector-specific reporting guidance will enable companies in the Events sector to make their sustainability reports more relevant and easier to produce. The supplement’s development began in November 2009, led by a diverse international multi-stakeholder Working G
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Climate Change and the Tourism Sector workshop

The National Department of Tourism (NDT) is hosting a planning workshop on ‘Climate Change and the Tourism Sector’ on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at the Protea Capital Hotel, Pretoria.
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Event Greening Forum launches at Meetings Africa 2011

The South African events industry will take an important step towards a more sustainable future at Meetings Africa 2011. Seven representatives from key associations relating to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) will meet to pledge their support as founding members of the Event Greening Forum (EGF), and add their signatures to its draft constitution.
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Environmental Webinars for hospitality industry

Kundiza Training and Consulting, in conjunction with the Heritage Environmental Management Company, will present a series of webinars on best environmental practices for the hospitality industry starting from February 2011. With the ever-increasing demand from consumers for more environmentally responsible tourism products and the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act in March, it has become necessary for managers across the industry to ensure that their employees are made aware of environ
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Low Carbon Future Conference

Creating a low-carbon future is a global goal to which all international organizations and almost all countries in the world are committed.  South Africa is no exception.  In fact, our target for reducing carbon emissions is very high by international standards.
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Managing a sustainable green policy (generic level 6 unit standard)

Below is a proposed unit standard for effectively teaching students how to manage a sustainable green policy (generic level 6 unit standard).
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The Event Greening Forum hosts ‘Way Forward’ meeting

On Wednesday 20th October, the Event Greening Forum (EGF) held a very successful ‘Way Forward’ meeting with nine industry associations, to discuss what role the associations can play as founding members when the EGF corporatises into a Section 21 Company, as well as how the EGF will be structured in its new capacity. The associations represented at the meeting were: TPSA, SITE, CMP Network SA, Fedhasa, SATSA, SA Roadies, IFEA, SAACI and EXSA. Also present at the meeting was Mbuyi Kona from t
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RE-USE Resource Efficiency and Sustainability Conference 2010

Can you say yes? Do you have strategies in place for saving energy, water and/or raw materials? Are your waste materials working for you? Are you using energy effectively? Are your resource-saving programmes better than your competitors?
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Green Building Council Convention & Exhibition 2010

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Convention & Exhibition 2010 will be hosted on the 20 – 22 September at the CTICC.
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