Lorenzo Orlandi

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant   Auditor Location: Verona Italy Years experience in sustainable event practice: 2 Website: www.locom.it Email: lo (at) locom.it Linked IN: www.linkedin.com/in/lorenzoorlandi Details of experience: I've been working on sustainability projects as a professional consultant since 2012. My skills are related to marketing and communication project management, including stakeholder engagement projects. I manage my own company LOCOM, we are Partner of the LOVETHEPLANET business network, to develop Corporate Social Responsibility projects and services, and sustainability statements reporting since 2014. The Company business is focused over green marketing, sustainability report communication, stakeholder engagement and sustainable events management with ISO20121. In the last three years I have been involved with the Business Administration Department of the University of Verona teaching “Sustainable communication and ISO 20121 sustainable event management system”. I am working with Professor Paola Castellani, developing a research project work over “ISO 20121 criticality and benefits” involving three students in their university degree. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Since the ISO20121 management system has been released I have been trained and certified as a sustainable project consultant and internal auditor 2014 BSI (British Standard Institution) “Sustainable events implementing and auditing” 2014 UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione) “ISO20121 Sustainable Event Management List of events and projects worked on: In the last years I have developed sustainability report communication projects for Public companies and stakeholder engagement projects for private companies. I have been ISO 20121 consulting and auditing manager for the International Festival “Tocatì“ in the last two editions: 2015 – 13° Tocatì Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada 2016 – 14° Tocatì Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada www.tocati.it Some numbers of the...

Kalen Pilkington

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: St. Albert / Alberta / Canada Years experience in sustainable event practice: 5 Kalen Pilkington E: kalenpilkington (at) gmail.com Details of experience: I integrate holistic sustainability into all of the events I plan, not only focusing on the environment, but also the social and economic aspects as well. I believe in seeking out sustainable solutions through event planning and delivery at the community level that help contribute to a shared global responsibility. I look for unique and innovative ways to plan and deliver events that are enjoyable for guests and provide aspects of education about the host organizations and their commitment to sustainability. I specialize in designing sustainable events and marketing materials that focus on specific demographics from youth to seniors, and everyone in between. Some of the highlighted projects I have completed include: Planned and executed the largest public engagement in St. Albert's history (7,000 people) which represents about 10% of our population. There were several events (approximately 15 to 20) smaller events planned and executed to gather the input and celebrate with the community (all done with a sustainability focus) Large scale music festivals Flash mob to increase awareness about water conservation Zero Waste events Behaviour change campaigns communicated through sustainability community events Unique and creative public engagement events that spur community connection and conversation I also believe in creating comprehensive event reports so that the successes and lessons learned can be incorporated for other upcoming events. Key to this is the development and measurement of targets and event indicators. I am an out of the box...

Shawna McKinley

 In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Years experience in sustainable event practice: 12 Website: greendestinations.blogspot.ca Email: shawnamckinley @ gmail.com Details of experience: Over the last decade I've had the fortune to play in many different event sustainability sandboxes in the corporate, technology, tourism & travel, sport and association sectors. This has involved working with internal and agency event teams in different corners of the globe who are planning events of diverse scope and scale - from a few dozen to tens of thousands of participants. I relish learning about the unique challenges their event or event company is experiencing, and lending support to provide both proven as well as new and innovate sustainability solutions that respond to their individual situation. These solutions often involve working across internal departments and with groups outside the event organization and are driven to produce measurable results. I'm proudest when I see my event clients go on to win media and award recognition for their efforts. Most recently I've been inspired by the opportunity for events to influence attendees to make better choices for themselves, their communities and the planet. This led to the creation of a mobile application based-event sustainability game for EventCamp Vancouver which engaged attendees in fun, simple acts of 'green' that reduced impacts while creating social good. "Get Your Green On" became the winner of the 2012 IMEX Commitment to Community Award. I've contributed to the creation and roll-out of event sustainability standards, including participation in the Canadian Mirror Committee for ISO 20121. I enjoy sharing stories--many of them self-deprecating--in event sustainability via my personal blog, which...

Andy Mead

 Sustainability Manager  Consultant  Specialist (mobile solar) Location: UK Years experience in sustainable event practice: 5 Website: www.fireflysolar.net Email: andy @ fireflysolar.co.uk Details of experience: I have been working in event production since 2001 and founded Firefly Solar in 2007, successfully developing a range of solar power based products and services for use in the event and broadcast industries. A number of these products are now also being used as permanent primary power sources in developed and developing countries spanning 3 continents. In 2010 I was appointed as Sustainability Consultant for PAPA projects, developing and implementing the sustainability strategy for Lovebox Festival (UK) and achieving 2 star Industry Green certification for the event in that same year, one of only 2 large UK festivals to achieve this rating. I am a member of the UK Festival Power Providers Forum and consult on how to reduce UK festival reliance on fossil fuels and how to further integrate the use of renewable power. I also sit on the UK Green Festival Forum steering group. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Bachelor of Arts (Event Production) List of events and projects worked on: Lovebox Festival (Consultant) Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Bestival, Big Chill, Shambala, Electric Picnic, Lowlands (Contractor – Solar Power Provision)...

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 |...

Emma Wellman

 In-house Sustainability Manager Location: London and The Cotswolds, United Kingdom Years experience in sustainable event practice: 8yrs (and 13yrs in the Events Industry) Website: www.eco.co.uk Email: emma.wellman @ eco.co.uk Details of experience: Changed the way we work at Earls Court and Olympia Venues in London by introducing sustainability to the way we work. This was 'cutting edge' as far as the UK Events Industry was concerned at the time and this resulted in me being very involved in the development of BS 8901, Sustainable Event Management System. (I was a committee member for the standard). I have also chaired the UK Association of Event Venues Sustainability group for 6 years which has shared best practise and helped implement change across the UK Event Venues. Earls Court and Olympia we were the first venues to be certified to BS 8901, I implemented the management system for the venues and managed the certification process from our point of view. I am a UK expert for ISO 20121, sitting on the committee that is developing the international standard. I have spoken at over 50 international and UK conferences and seminars on event sustainability and worked with our event organisers to implement and drive change for their events. I have been working at Earls Court and Olympia since 2004 and prior to that was an Event Organiser, organiser an large international event as well as small live events. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: IEMA member Certificate in Environmental Management Numerous Conferences and seminars and training sessions on Event Sustainability NEBOSH, personal licensee, First Aid List of events and projects worked on: Earls Court and Olympia Sustainability Program...