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Positive Impact launches 2009 educational series

Positive Impact, the not for profit project providing education on sustainability to the event industry has launched a series of five workshops to run between March and May 2009.

The series of workshops  is focused on those people: • planning to implement sustainability within their venue, business or event • working on or planning to implement BS 8901 • who recognise sustainability as a key  industry issue and want to use this issue to their competitive advantage

Each workshop includes presentations from a mix of sustainability experts and event industry experts. Each workshop will include case studies, reference to international best practice and practical guidance.

Details of the events are as follows:

Identifying Issues; Waste and Food

London : Wednesday 4th March – Excel, 13.00 – 16.30 Manchester: Wednesday 11th March – Radisson Edwardian Hotel, 13.00 – 16.30

• How to identify, remove and reduce issues of waste • Measuring waste, the challenges and benefits • Issues of food and sustainability; food miles and food waste

Identifying Issues; Energy  and Water

London: Wednesday 18th March – The Business Design Centre, 13.00 – 16.30 Manchester: Wednesday 25th March – Bridgewater Hall, 13.00 – 16.30 : • How to address energy and water issues • Reducing and measuring energy and water usage • Best practice energy and water use in the event industry

Identifying Issues; Destinations and Carbon Emissions

London: Thursday 2nd April – The Brewery, 13.00 – 16.30 Manchester: Wednesday 8th April – The Lowry Arts Centre, 13.00 – 16.30

• What the future of carbon means for the event industry • How to measure and report on carbon emissions • Understanding the future of the concept of a ‘sustainable destination’

Identifying Issues; Greenwash and Procurement

London: Monday 20th April – The Barbican,  13.00 – 16.30 Manchester: Friday 24th April – The Palace Hotel, 13.00 – 16.30 • Understanding greenwash and how to avoid it • Understanding the relationship  between procurement and sustainability • Best practice greenwash and procurement case studies

8901 Masterclass

London: Wednesday 6th May – Earls Court & Olympia, 13.00 – 16.30 Manchester: Old Trafford – Wednesday 13th May, 13.00 – 16.30

• Guidance on how to implement BS 8901 • Understanding certification: self certification and 3rd party certification • Opportunity for open Q and A to address your specific BS 8901 challenges

Cost for all 5 workshops: £320 Reduced to £280 for members of supporting associations

For more information, please contact: Tel: 0161 273 5107 or


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