Resource Futures have demonstrated their commitment to a more sustainable Bristol with their latest project for Bristol 2015. Working alongside Kambe Events, a sustainable events management company, Resource Futures has delivered Bristol’s Green Event Strategy as part of the city’s European Green Capital 2015 programme.
The multi-faceted project had a united aim to provide comprehensive information and engagement to allow event organisers deliver their ‘greenest’ event under the umbrella of Bristol 2015. The work included a scoping study, which led to a city-wide strategy, three green event guides with indoor, outdoor and small events versions, and comprehensive training for over 300 event organisers.
Working with Bristol City Council, Resource Futures and Kambe have been able to integrate sustainability into site licensing processes, requiring over 400 events to consider the environmental impact of their events by producing a Green Action Plan as a pre-requisite for operating on council property.
The guides are an easy, accessible way for organisers to increase resource sustainability for events, with everything from event checklists to action plan advice and explanations of processes to ensure organisers are confident in their event’s ability to maximise its green credentials.
The success of the project by Resource Futures led to a second contract with Bristol City Council to deliver training to another 160 events and organisers by the end of 2015. This means the Company will be getting involved with some of the most culturally significant events in the city, from St Pauls Carnival, to Redfest to Easton Arts Trail.
Ed Cook, Consultant at Resource Futures, commented: “It’s been a pleasure to share our expertise from within Resource Futures with Bristol 2015 and all it’s interested stakeholders. We think it’s extremely important to give back to the community; training and information sharing in this way will have a long lasting impact. We hope this will help to change behaviours and positively impact the wide array of events Bristol has to offer over the years.”
Andrew Garrad, Chairman of Bristol 2015, added: “It’s extremely important that we practice what we preach as European Green Capital 2015, and so Resource Futures and Kambe’s contributions will be invaluable to the hundreds of events that take place over the coming year. One such event that has taken advantage of this project is Bristol’s Loves Saves the Day festival which has upped its ante in terms of sustainability.”
Chris Johnson, Director of Kambe events said: “Working on a strategic city-wide approach to supporting the event sector to become greener has been an exciting project. It is a blueprint which Bristol can proud of, and could be adopted across the UK.”
You can find out more about the project and the guides here: