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Go Big and Go Home: Local Solutions to Planning Circularly

Suzanne Morrell  (Founder and Sustainability Consultant, Creating Environments)

Sarah Gabel  (Founder, Green Girl Events)

Resham Shirsat  (Sustainability Project Manager, City of Orlando)

Location: 224B

Date: Thursday, March 30

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Big Problems need Big Solutions We are on a quest to make climate positive events the norm, not the exception. All along we've been overlooking some of the most important resources that can allow us to reach this goal. Right in our own backyard. But what's getting in our way? Competition for one? And another, fear of reuse. Using creativity and planning skills, teams of event management, hospitality and tourism professionals can work together with event producers in ways that will still allow each to showcase their ideas to make events memorable, engaging and sustainable. Reusing rigging and trusses for a stage set up is not a new concept. It saves wear and tear on the venue, saves time for set up and tear down, and ultimately saves money. So, let's take this concept and apply it to other steps in the planning process. Flying staff around the world no longer makes sense when there are resources locally to tap into to achieve the same goal. Yes, you need your core team, but how can we maximize what's in place? How can suppliers communicate better with planners, clients and potential clients. We're not talking rinse and repeat. Rather use what we have and demand more of our local experts to enhance and create systems that challenge our wasteful ways of the past. We've always had the power. Let's appreciate the value of our local supply chain. There's no place like home!