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Day Zero: What does it mean for the events and hospitality industry?

According to the City of Cape Town’s water dashboard, from the week of 29 January the combined level of dams supplying the city were at 26.3% capacity and decreasing with ongoing use during the dry season. Meanwhile, the percentage of residents using 87 litres or less of water per day was at 55%. Fortunately, the trend shows that residents are becoming more conservative with their water consumption – possibly because of heightened awareness about the water crisis. Less fortunately, since 01 Febr
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Ultimate Data Sciences releases their post-show sustainability report

Recently, Ultimate exhibited at the Exhibition of Exhibitions (31 Jan – 01 Feb 2018, at TicketPro Dome). They approached the event not only looking at how they could best market their services, but how they could do so in the greenest way possible. For example, the company offers paperless solutions such as online registrations for events, and uses recycled and recyclable materials for items such as its cashless payment/trading system’s voucher cards. Their efforts and results have been pu
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Member Spotlight: Ziad Khan from ZF Cleaning Services

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 Ziad Khan, the Director of ZF Cleaning Services. Their services include event and exhibition cleaning, contract cleaning and construction cleaning.   Q: When and why did you start to develop an awareness about sustainability – and a desire to incorporate it into your business? A: It started when we realised the sheer volumes of waste th
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Sponsored membership opportunities for the Event Greening Forum

The Event Greening Forum (EGF) is taking steps to help black-owned SMEs in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions & Events) industry grow and develop. One way we are doing this is by sponsoring the membership fees to the EGF for 10 successful candidates, as follows: 100% subsidy of membership fees in the 1st year (2018) 50% subsidy of membership fees in the 2nd year (2019) 30% subsidy of membership fees in the 3rd year (2020) To meet the criteria to apply for this opportuni
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Earth Probiotic will again manage Meetings Africa 2018 food waste

From 26-28 February 2018, Earth Probiotic, a leader in food waste management solutions will again be present at the Meetings Africa 2018 exhibition held at Sandton Convention Centre, managing their food waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Karen Heron, co-founder says, “We have been recycling the food waste generated at Meetings Africa since 2015. As a result we have successfully composted more than 2,5 tons of food waste and compostable food packaging, thus saving more than 850kg of
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Save the date: Event Greening Forum’s AGM

All of our members are encouraged to attend the upcoming EGF AGM, to be held during the Meetings Africa 2018 BONDay. Date: Monday, 26 February 2018 Time: 08.30am-09.30am Venue: Exhibition Hall 2, Sandton Convention Centre Agenda: Presentation and adoption of the Chairman’s Annual Report; Consideration and adoption of the Annual Financial Statements; Appointment of Accountants/Auditors (as required); Election of members to serve on the Management Committee for the following year; Any other busine
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Event greening myths – busted!

It’s likely you have heard a lot about event greening, but how much of what you know is true? As with all newer things, there can be some confusion and misinformation. Here we unpack some of the more common event greening myths and set the record straight. MYTH: EVENT GREENING IS EXPENSIVE Truth: There are a number of event greening actions which have no cost difference, or which can be an outright cost save. For example, if you decide to do away with conference bags, this is a simple and straig
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FREE event greening training

Everyone is invited to attend our FREE Meetings Africa training on event greening, sponsored by the South African National Convention Bureau. CLICK HERE for the full event details and to register your attendance.
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Member Spotlight: Lisa Jade Merven from GingerBiscuit

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 Lisa Jade Merven, the founder of GingerBiscuit, a sustainable event management and consulting company.   Q: When and why did you start to develop an awareness about sustainability – and a desire to champion it? A: I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, contribute to it being a better place and to be of service. Being a
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Enter the 2017 EXSA Green Stand Awards

All entries for the 2017 EXSA Green Stand Awards need to be submitted by 30 November 2017. To enter, download the EXSA Green Stand Awards Template and update it with information about your green stand. Include as much detail and evidence as you can, as well as your motivation for all actions taken. Please send your completed entry to info@exsa.co.za or call Thuli on 011 805 7272 for more information.
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