Benjamin Eddie

  Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Leeds, England, UK Years experience in sustainable event practice: Two Website: linkedin.com/in/beneddie Email: contact @ benjamin-eddie.com Details of experience: I have been passionate about reducing, reusing, and recycling in the home since my youth. It has been a natural progression that as my involvement within the events industry increased (alongside my knowledge of sustainability) that I would apply the same principles to my professional life. As event organiser you are in a unique position to promote a positive message to your audience, contractors, and suppliers; through sustainability in action, education, and sharing best practice in a setting where people may be more receptive than in day-to-day life, with a hope that you can affect wider change and demonstrate alternative possibilities. From a business perspective, it is increasingly apparent that the strategic case for embedding sustainable practices is gaining momentum; early adopters can achieve competitive advantage ahead of inevitable legislation. My own experience rests on a long held passion for organising and attending festivals and live entertainment, and in environmental sustainability. I am a great believer in lifelong learning, personal, and professional development; and I'm excited to pursue a career in such an innovative, creative industry with a very real capacity to make a difference. I have faced barriers when looking to implement sustainable practices where there has been limited focus before, and realise the importance of having a clear direction from the outset. Events sustainability is ongoing, with unique challenges to overcome; it is not an end in itself, rather an approach and a commitment to do more. As the festival season here in...

Denise Allen

 Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Orange Years experience in sustainable event practice: 18 Website: www.nct.org.au Email: denise (@) naturetrust.org.au Details of experience: I hold a Advanced Diploma in Event Management I have work with in the field of Event Management across several University. Namely Sydney University, Charles Sturt University & The Orange Agriculatural College I am now working for the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW as the Program Manager. My role encludes management all Event carried out by the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW I all events held by NCT I am responsible for the Sustainable Management and Auditoring of these events I have also been on several committees that have produced high standard public events in the Central West I was on the Orange Tidy Towns committee in 1987 the year that Orange City won the award Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Advanced Dipolma Event Management Several in house Certificate Courses in Sustainability Management held by the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University List of events and projects worked on: Manager of Australia Remembers Celebrations for the Orange District Graduation and Scholarship events at the University of Sydney Orange Campus & Charles Sturt University Orange Manager of Slopes to Summit Launch for GER and Nature Conservation Trust of NSW All Nature Conservation Trust Major Dinner accross the NSW 60 to 100 attending Managed small field days on Nature Conservation Trust properties accross...

Meegan Jones

 Consultant  Trainer  Auditor Sustainability Manager  Event Producer with Sustainability Expertise Location: Australia, International Years experience in sustainable event practice: 6 Website: www.greenshootpacific.com Email: meegan @ greenshootpacific.com Details of experience: I have been working in event management for twenty years and in sustainability in event management for five. I worked on the Model Event program at Peats Ridge Festival in Australia, and was Sustainability Manager for Festival Republic (Glastonbury, Reading, Leads, Latititude) for three years. I have published a book on the subject 'Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide'. I sit on the ISO 20121 panel as head of delegation for Australia. I am one of ten industry experts on the working group for Global Reporting Initiative's Event Sector Supplement. I have written the resources for Julie's Bicycle (green music industry in the UK), was Global Greening Director for Live Earth (2008 and 2010) and consultant to the UN writing a research paper on the state of music and environment globally. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Bachelor of Business (Marketing) TAFE Teacher List of events have worked done sustainability work on: Fiesta, ABC Music Awards, War Child, Peats Ridge Festival, Cultural Stomp, Glastonbury Festival, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Electric Picnic, Hove. Other events are detailed on the GreenShoot Pacific client listing. Course: Sustainable Event Training |...

Amanda Wright

 Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Auckland New Zealand Years experience in sustainable event practice: 8 Website: www.greenshootpacific.com Email: amanda @ greenshootpacific.com Details of experience: Ex-festival director for Splore - a three day outdoor music and arts event which has been leading the way with sustainable event practices for 8 years. Director of GreenShoot NZ, sustainable event consultancy. List of events and projects worked on: Trash to Fashion Awards Splore 1998 - present Womad Erupt Taupo Arts...

Kristin Cushman

 Consultant  Trainer  In-house Sustainability Manager  Specialist (energy, waste)  Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Monterey, California United States Years experience in sustainable event practice: 4 Website: www.offsetproject.org Email: kristin @ offsetproject.org Details of experience: Kristin Cushman provides an on-the-ground approach to corporate social responsibility that is both realistic and sustainable. Kristin specializes in working with companies to structure sustainability policies then initiates grassroots ideas that extend this policy into the community. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Currently being trained to host the Positive Impact workshop for the state of California. List of events and projects worked on: AT&T Pro Am, a part of the PGA tour Monterey Jazz Festival Big Sur Half Marathon Gold certification program for both Half and Full Marathons Castroville Artichoke Festival Pebble Beach Food and Wine Pebble Beach Company corporate events Concours d'Elegance Concorso Italiano Monterey County Fair Harvest: Farm to Table Course: Positive Impact Course Website:...

Tina Demetriou

 Consultant   Trainer Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: NSW, Australia Years experience in sustainable event practice: 15 Email: tina @ tideevents.com.au Details of experience: I've been involved in the following ways over the last 15 years: - comprehensive event production for sustainability events including Waste Wise Manly Food & Wine, Randwick Ecoliving Fair, Lake Macquarie Living Smart Festival, Peats Ridge Sustainable Music & Arts Festival, Catchment Management Seminars for local government. - facilitated numerous Indigenous events and programs - Bilarong Festival, Seasons & Cycles series, Caring for Country Connections to Sea program...to name a few. - Marketing & Events Manager for the Coastal Environment Centre - a regional environmental education facility. Eco Tours - walks, talks, seminars, activities, workshops, kids school holiday programs based on marine and land environmental education/activities. - member of the Education for Sustainability Hub. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: BA Leisure Studies - UTS Holistic Counseling & Holistic Life Coaching Informal training with several Aboriginal elders Education for Sustainability Workshops - practitioner and provider. List of events and projects worked on: Thredbo Mountain Bike Challenge NSW Institute of Sport Awards Nights Manly International Jazz Festival Manly Food & Wine Festival Guringai Festival - Aboriginal cultural and arts festival Kings Cross Food & Wine Festival Kings Cross Christmas Festival Peats Ridge Sustainable Music & Arts Festival Randwick Ecoliving Fair (7 years) Newtown Festival (5 years) Manly Ocean Care Day Festival (5 years) Lake Macquarie Living Smart Festival Bilarong Cultural Festival Eco Tours & Community Environmental activities (46) Corporate Hospitality Events & International Sporting Events (38) - in 14 cities around the world. Grant: Regional Biodiversity Project Grant: Engaging Coastal Communities...