Sustainability was at the front of our minds while working on Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2015 and we employed a range of strategies to limit the impact of the event.

We’re really pleased that the event has now been featured as a case study in the ‘Bristol Method‘: a knowledge-transfer programme aimed at helping people in other cities understand and apply the lessons that Bristol has learned in becoming a more sustainable city.

You can read about the event in the guide “How to make events more sustainable“, compiled by Resource Futures, Kambe Events and Bristol City Council.

Some of the decisions we took for the event included:

  • Providing re-usable cups to all delegates (KeepCup)
  • Using LED uplights for the conference area and to back up the venue lighting (Enlightened Lighting)
  • Recycling 100% of our exhibition floor carpet (Reeds)
  • Choosing local and sustainable caterers (Fosters)
  • Designing the exhibition pods to look “bespoke” while actually using stock hire components
  • Where possible printing signage onto recyclable reinforced board instead of “foamex” (more on that later…)
  • Encouraging delegates to travel to the event on a “Poo Bus
  • Choosing a venue located at a train station