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Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide (Second Edition) – Meegan Jones (2014)


Author(s):  Meegan Jones
Organisation/Affiliation/Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2014

‘It could be said the most environmentally friendly event is none at all. But that’s no fun. Public parties always have and always will be a part of the human story. Yet those who stage events have a social and environmental responsibility to reduce their impacts. Written by a leader in the field, this practical, step-by-step guide leads readers through the key aspects of how to understand and manage the impacts of events of any type and scale. The product of tried-and-tested methods used across the event industry, coverage includes an overview of sustainable event management and detailed discussion of energy, transport, water, waste supply chains, and communications. Readers are provided with checklists for action and tools for measuring performance. Numerous examples and case studies from across the world are integrated throughout . Festivals profiled include: Burning Man;Rothbury & Bonnaroo Festivals, USA; Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, UK; Boom Festival, Portugal; Roskilde Festival, Denmark; Meredith, Peats Ridge, Southbound and Big Day Out Festivals in Australia. This is the indispensable one-stop guide for event producers and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy to use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.’

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