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A study into environmental events sustainability: a study of techniques and attendee perspectives

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2019

There are many risks on the environmental sustainability. Some of these risks are, climate change, pollutions, and wastes are factors that are created by everyone. Events of all types, unite these people and influences the majority of their attendees. This research identifies how UK events companies implement techniques and impact environmental sustainability in their event and the event attendees’ perspective. The methods used in this research were, interviews with attendees, to establish their perspective, experience, habits, and expectations. Also, online research on event companies actions towards environmental sustainability. The main results were that some big companies are trying to fend of many of the problems, yet there are always environmental issues that arise. On the other hand, most of the companies are not mitigating the problems. There are still enormous amounts of pollutions, plastic usage and energy wastage. The interviews’ main findings were, the interviewees have seen on many different occasions how an event can be unsustainable from the wastes each day, use of unsustainable products and promoting them. This all affects the environmental sustainability. It also accelerates climate change and 2030 catastrophe, that is trying to be mitigated by 2030 Agenda; Sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the United Nations (UN). Overall, the research concluded that, organisers must mitigate their actions. The companies need to influence the people and societies more. Finally attendees need to raise awareness and be encouraged to help the environment in their daily life.

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