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Sustainable planning - this is how it's done!

Sustainability in the meetings and events industry

In essence, this means to plan and organise your resources in a way that your event's impact contributes positively to the global sustainability goals for environmental protection, climate action, and responsible economic development. 

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11 tips for sustainable event planning

At a glance

Sustainability starts with the little things! Our infographics show you the aspects you can tweak during planning to devise an event more sustainably. Here you can find great suggestions to become sustainably creative.

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Infografik Sustainable Meetings Berlin mit Highlight auf CO2 Emissionen durch Catering visitBerlin

From planning to action

Sustainability works holistically. 

This means you do not only need to understand your scope of action, but also take the steps to work on those fields relentlessly. 

Use the Sustainable Event Guidelines to gain  orientation, structure, and valuable tips to implement measures for more sustainability in every event component.

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Sustainable Event Guidelines and Supporter Patch

Use the guidelines as a planning document to develop and implement your events in a clearly structured and sustainable way. With the help of the Supporter Patch you can show your participants and stakeholders that you organise ecologically, socially and economically.

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Emissions calculator for events

How much does your MICE event contribute to achieving your own and our global sustainability goals? What are the biggest emission factors of your event? What are they, how can they be quantified and, most importantly, how can you minimize them?

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Sustainability services in Berlin

Sustainable partners Getty Images, Foto: Jesper Klausen/Science Photo Libary

Sustainable partner: certified service providers

Co2 from grass Getty Images, Foto: Jesper Klausen/Science Photo Libary

Environmental impact: measure and offset carbon emissions

DB ICE Train visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/

Climate-friendly travel: Event ticket for train

BESTIVAL 2023 visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach

Legacy: Long-lasting positive impact on destinations

reduce reuse recycle concept. Getty Images, Grafik: coolvectormaker

Upcycling and matreial reuse: from booth design to catering

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Best Practices: Sustainable events in Berlin

Your contact for sustainable event planning

MEET+CHANGE - Integrative Werkstatt Berlin Pankow mit kreativen Sitzmöglichkeiten visitBerlin, Foto: Uwe Steinert

Social impact: MEET & CHANGE venues

Historic gate Landgut STOBER, Foto: Peter Stumpf

Green program: sustainable conference hotels in & around Berlin

Detail of a buffet with desserts FLORIS Catering

Zero-waste: resource-efficient MICE-catering

Foto: Laptop mit grünem Bildschirm und dem Schriftzug Responsibility Getty Images cnythzl

Green events from A-Z

The encyclopedia planners

What is sustainability? What does Sustainable Event Management mean? What is the aim of the CSR Reporting Commitment? Find out about these and other terms here.

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