Links and Resources

We have compiled below a set of links to other pages which you should find both relevant and useful.

  British Standards Institute
BS 8901 Sustainable event standard is a standard currently in trial by BSI. For further information on the standard content please visit the link
  CIC Green Meeting Guidelines
In 2003, the Convention Industry Councils Green Meetings Task Force was charged with creating minimum best practices for event organisers and suppliers to use as guidelines for implementing policies of sustainability.
  Conference and Incentive Travel CSR Issue
This special issue of C&IT provides case studies and an overview of event industry CSR issues.
  Crowberry Consulting Ltd
An environment, ethics and corporate responsibility management consultancy based in the North West of England. Providing specialist support to businesses on the responsibility agenda. 
Contact Crowberry on 01524 510 281
  DEFRA Sustainable Event Guide
DEFRA have launched a useful sustainable event guide.
 SustainableEventsGuide_defra.pdf 311KB
  Eco Speakers
Eco speakers are a useful resource for environmental speakers, events and resources
  Green Globe
Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking and certification program for the travel and tourism industry.
  Green Hotels Association
The Green Hotels Association is a collection of environmentally friendly properties based across the UK.
  Green Lodging News
US based online publication for environmental lodging news
  Green Meeting Industry Council
The Green Meeting Industry Council is leading the meeting industry in improving meeting management by supporting collaboration and the development and dissemination of resources and opportunities that improve the environmental performance of meetings and events.
  Green Suppliers Directory
A new initiative for suppliers to list their green credentials.
  Green Tourism Business Scheme
Since its inception in 1997 the Green Tourism Business Scheme has been championing sustainable tourism in the UK, and has become the largest and most successful scheme of its type in the world.
  IMEX Awards
The IMEX Green Awards have been developed to ensure that organisations within the meetings industry who are making an effort to minimise their environmental and social impact are given recognition within the industry.
  Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
A not for profit membership organisation established to promote best pratice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment
  Manchester City Council Green Your Event Guide
A basic guide to holding a greener event produced by Manchester City Council.
  Organise This
Organise This is a UK based event management company, leading in the area of sustainable events.
The Organise This team have contributed their expertise in the development of this tool.
  Positive Impact
Positive Impact is a not for profit formed to educate the hospitality and event industry in sustainability. The website include overviews of recent sessions held in Manchester.
  Southwest Greener Events Guide
A guide to reducing the environmental impacts of conferences and seminars produced by the Government Office South West