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NICE WORK! >> "Organisers and promoters of the Wales Rally GB, International Motor Sports Ltd, continue to refine their environmental efforts each year which has culminated with this award of Excellence from the FIA Institute."

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A law that will go into effect in 2020 will ban the use of ban plastic plates, cups and utensils across France. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable materials.

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"Currently we are putting 8 million tonnes of plastic a year into the oceans," she said. "That equates to around one big truck a minute. If we do nothing it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our seas."

- Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Program Leader for the Volvo Ocean Race

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Incorporating sustainable initiatives into sporting events planning can translate into significant benefits for organizers, fans, and host communities alike, including:
- Lowering procurement and direct energy costs
- Reducing overall impact on the environment
- Educating attendees and vendors about sustainability issues
- Building goodwill with host communities
- Creating a positive long-term legacy

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Events are an extension of the brand, so sustainable brands need to be creating sustainable events.

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"The 5th Responsible Business Forum in Singapore sets itself the ambitious target to be Asia's first Zero Waste to Landfill Zero Emission Event"

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"With the help of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, the Vans Triple Crown series is on track to divert 60 percent of waste from the landfill in 2016."

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Research asks, "is the events industry is too focused on environmental sustainability at the expense of its social and economic aspects?"

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Now that December is upon us, here are 6 green event ideas for planning an eco-friendly Christmas party. We also weigh in on the timeless natural vs artificial Christmas tree debate...
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