Posts Tagged ‘conference’

A minute with the new guy at GLOBE

March 30, 2010

I attended the GLOBE 2010 Trade Fair last week with Stefan, our new Business Development Coordinator. We had a fantastic time cruising “the marketplace for sustainable solutions”. There was so much to look at!

We met reps from alternative energy companies, environmental management firms, green building suppliers, industry associations and more. It was fascinating to hear about the latest and greatest innovations emerging from these sectors.

And because we’re promo product geeks, it was also interesting to see the wide selection of SWAG being handed out by exhibitors.

For a summary of our outing, here’s a minute with the new guy at GLOBE:

Science World’s Re-purposed Banners

January 26, 2010

Science World’s building is an iconic symbol in Vancouver and the banners which adorn the exterior are a familiar site to Vancouverites and visitors. With help from Fairware, two of these retired banners were recently transformed into the hip, practical padfolios pictured above.

The padfolios are a useful, well-made product that any recipient would be pleased with, and each is reinforced with a story of sustainability that Science World can be proud of.

At Fairware we can transform your used banners into a variety of products including tote bags, messenger bags, name tags and more. Give us a call next time you update your vinyl signs and we’ll help you re-purpose the old ones.

Entry for David Suzuki Foundation’s Climate Contest

December 3, 2009

We mentioned the David Suzuki Foundation’s (DSF) “Call the PM and David Suzuki calls you” contest in a previous post on our Top Picks for COP 15 News.

This video is Fairware‘s entry to the contest. It features Fairware business owners Denise Taschereau and Sarah White calling Prime Minister (PM) Stephen Harper to express their support for Canadian action on climate change at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks.

View others phoning the PM on the DSF web site and upload a video of your own! The deadline for entries is December 6.

Climate Change: Top Picks for COP 15 News

November 24, 2009

Photo by Maltesen

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference less than 2 weeks away many of our favourite sites are buzzing with COP 15 campaigns, facts, stories and analysis.

Here is a shortlist of our top picks for online climate change news and action:

Treehugger

Treehugger has some great articles outlining the need-to-know facts about the upcoming climate talks. Check out this COP 15 crib sheet outlining the main stakeholders and issues up for debate. There’s also the COP 15 Pre-Game Coverage hub which features posts and the latest news leading up to the Copenhagen meeting.

Grist

Also check out Grist’s A Gristy Guide to the COP15 Climate Talks. Filled with lots of helpful information and entertaining articles, Grist will have staff posting directly from Copenhagen during the climate summit. (more…)

Green guides for your next meeting, event or conference

November 13, 2009

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Have an event coming up? Whether it’s a small meeting or large conference you can be sure attendants will be taking note of your greening efforts (especially if they’re lacking).

Ensure you’re presenting your brand as progressive and responsible by taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of your event. There are simple ways to improve your promotions, venue, meeting materials, transportation and more – it just takes a little planning.

We’ve searched the net for quality resources to help you present your greenest event yet. View the guides, sites and articles below for ideas on reducing your event’s environmental footprint.

Guides

Green Meeting Guide, Environment Canada

It’s Easy Being Green! A Guide to Planning and Conducting Environmentally Aware Meetings and Events, USEPA

Green Meetings Report, Convention Industry Council

Green Meetings Policy, Natrional Recycling Coalition

Web Sites

Green Events Guide, Space Share

BlueGreen Meetings, Oceans Blue Foundation

Articles

How to Host a Sustainable, Carbon Neutral Conference or other Event, David Suzuki Foundation

American Green Meeting Standards (Draft Document), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Convention Industry Council (CIC)

Bottled Water: bad for the environment and your health

November 12, 2009

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Lately at Fairware we’ve been taking a closer look at the bottled water industry. There are some shocking facts about this product as it relates to your health and the environment.

Contrary to the clean, fresh images in bottled water ads, there’s no conclusive evidence that it’s any safer than tap water. In fact, given lax labeling laws, it seems we know less about what’s actually in bottled water. Combine this with socio-economic concerns surrounding the privatization of potable resources, and like us, you’re probably wondering why bottled water has become so ubiquitous. (more…)


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