The Sustainable Event Management Guide (SEMG) was prepared in response to ISO MENA STAR Project and 10YFP, aims to promote and enhance implementing the ISO standards for sustainable development in the Middle east and North Africa.
It is the first guide in Arabic Language to serves as a reference guide for organizing Sustainable Events Activities to minimize the Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts associated with organizing events.

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Implemented in

  • Middle East

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Culture and recreation, Education, Food & Beverage, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date
01/12/2017

End date
01/01/2030

Shared by

Yaser Al Sharif

Green Built Environment Consultant

Dimoma

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Objectives

In order to avoid detect and ensure the quality of performance and continuous improvement, a form for rating non-conformity between the system of sustainable management based on ISO standards, its effectiveness and actual practices during the event is provided as well.
The Guide promotes implementing the minimum requirements to achieve sustainable events
1. ZERO WASTE EVENTS
The waste generation shall be reduced to the minimum applicable level, Recyclables shall be collected and safely managed, organic waste shall be sent to the compost stream at organic farm, and surplus food shall be handled with care and distributed to the poor from the local community
2. MINIMIZE CARBON FOOTPRINT FROM THE EVENTS ACTIVITIES
Starting with transportation, minimize vehicle miles traveled through encourage using public transportation, shared cars and carpooling, events venue lighting and HVAC management
3. MINIMIZE WATER FOOTPRINT
From sustainable choices of catering (food and beverages) and from sustainable consumption of food and beverages by participants and from minimum applicable usage of paper at the workshop activities and publications
4. PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLBEING AMONG PARTICIPANTS AT THE EVENT’S VENUE
Through Chemicals free housekeeping and purifying indoor air from pollutants through a special plantations and smoking free events venue in addition to other practices
5. PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SPP
Through prioritizing the sustainable choices in purchasing products, catering choices, selecting the events venue and hall, giveaways products and other purchases
6. PROMOTE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Sustainable Events Management Guide contributes to promoting the SDGs: 3,4,5,6,7, 10,11,12,13, 15,16,17

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

Promote sustainable consumption and production practices at the fields of events organizing
Achieving Zero Waste Events
Facilitating ISO standard 20121/2012 for sustainable development
Minimizing Environmental impacts from organizing events
..... and much much more

Next steps and how to get involved

we provide training for stakeholders and interested parties, the facilitated guide for sustainable events management is available at the following websites:
- Jordan Ministry of Environment - http://moenv.gov.jo/AR/Pages/Guides.aspx
- Jordan GBC - http://jordangbc.org/media-center-publications/jordan-gbc-publications/
- FES JORDAN - https://www.fes-jordan.org/publications/publications-from-jordan/publications-from-jordan-in-arabic/