"Every picture tells a story."Just as this photo of an Oracle OpenWorld participant arriving at the conference helps us understand what event sustainability really looks like, our words can also draw a picture. As sustainable event professionals, the amount of data swimming about can often drown any hope of really sharing our story when we write a final report.
The Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012 Sustainability Report uses compelling visual and written images to weave a story of sustainability. Here are a few great examples:
- Buying 100% post-consumer recycled paper for the event's collateral items saved 450 trees
- Reducing adhesive signs has saved enough product to cover 87 pool tables since 2009
- Providing reusable tumblers and hydration stations has eliminated the use of 69,711 plastic bottles
- Retaining enough signs for reuse to cover 5 football fields and enough carpet to cover over 3 football fields
Now if my mind would just let go of the vision of 142,000 cups of coffee served during the event. I keep imagining how long that line might be at my local coffee shop.
Photo and Sustainability Report Writing Credit: Shawna McKinley