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Delivering sustainable events

Environmental change is one of the biggest challenges facing the events and festivals sector. Alongside the desire to act responsibly, event organisers face pressure from all sides to deliver events that are sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Many event organisers have responded positively to the challenge and become high-profile ambassadors for the innovation that drives sustainability across the sector.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland to support Scotland’s events and festivals sector in the development and delivery of sustainable events. Find out more about Zero Waste Scotland on their website

Advice is available to event organisers in this recently updated (2019) practical guide on the Zero Waste Scotland website: How to plan and deliver environmentally sustainable events.

Resource Efficiency Pledge

We're also an Ambassador to the Resource Efficiency Pledge, which encourages events to demonstrate commitment to business efficiency and the environment through a simple and effective pledge process. Read the pledge on the Resource Efficienc Scotland website

Making Events Accessible

Our inclusive and accessible events guide can help anyone involved in organising events, regardless of the size, nature or location to create a fully accessible event.

Accessible events guide

Published November 2019

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