DATE MARCH 20th 2015 - 10am -11:30am PST
The CRRA Green Initiatives in Venues and Events (GIVE) Technical Council is sponsoring a Webinar covering Certifications for Green Events Including presentations on the ISO 2021 standard, the Council for Responsible Sport and Deep Blue Surfing Events.
Elin Hughes Jones - Positive Impact Co ordinator
The fact, fiction and practicalities of ISO 20121
ISO 20121 is a global standard for sustainability created for the event industry by the event industry. Launched in 2012, the standard has now been implemented around the world. The session will use inspiring case studies to demystify how the standard can be used and offer practical hints and tips for starting, continuing or leading on your ISO 20121 journey. We will look at the popular ‘myths’ of ISO20121 and explain how this is a standard relevant for every business working in the event industry no matter your size, geographical location or sustainability challenge.
Leslie Lukacs - L2Environmental
Leslie is the principal of L2 Environmental and has over 17 years of sound experience implementing environmental programs for both the private and public sector. Leslie specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive sustainability programs for large institutions, venues, and events throughout the Nation. She has implemented diversion programs at national football stadiums, government facilities, universities, theme parks, convention centers, performing art centers, fairgrounds, and numerous large events. Leslie is the founder and Chair of the Venues and Special Events Recycling Council, an organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of implementing green programs at venues and special events. The Venues and Special Events Recycling Council was the lead sponsor to a California venues and event recycling bill that was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger September, 2004. Leslie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Resource Recovery Association and the Zero Waste International Alliance.
Ethan Nelson - City of Eugene
Ethan Nelson is the Waste Prevention and Green Building Manager for the City of Eugene. In his current position, Ethan has led the development and implementation of several successful community sustainability programs. He served on the Oregon Global Warming Commission's Subcommittee on Materials Management, is a University of Oregon adjunct instructor for Sustainable Urban Development, and was the Sustainability Chair for the 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials–an event that earned Gold level certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. Prior to working with the City of Eugene, Ethan was program director at Northwest Youth Corps. A swimmer at heart, Ethan loves to spend time in the water, taking part in open water swims in Hawaii, Mexico, and the US–including a 6 mile swim in Oregon's Crater Lake!
Co-Founder, Sustainable Surf
Deep Blue Surfing Events and Public Performance Reporting
Professional surfing represents a unique opportunity to educate the public and get them excited about sustainability initiatives such as zero-waste. Surfing is sport with broad cultural appeal and an inherent "coolness" that engages youth culture. The non-profit organization, Sustainable Surf, has developed a standard for a sustainable surf contest event that includes waste diversion and public performance reporting. These "Deep Blue Surfing Events" are a model for a comprehensive sustainable sporting event, and provide an opportunity for engaging story-telling to the public. This presentation will show how a sustainable surf contest is organized, and show how it is being used to encourage the public to take similar actions in their own lifestyle. An example of a report is here: http://www.sustainablesurf.