Posts Tagged ‘event’

40th Anniversary of Earth Day

February 15, 2010

What is Earth Day celebrating?

Earth Day is held on April 22 each year and marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. On April 22, 1970 twenty million Americans took to the streets and public areas to participate in teach-ins and show their support for a healthy environment. The demonstration was spearheaded by Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, and Denis Hayes, a Harvard University student.

Of great significance was the solidarity exhibited by varying groups and individuals that had previously been fighting for specific environmental causes (ranging from oil spills, to freeway construction, to the loss of wildlife) and the realization that they had shared values and great influence with a unified voice.

The 1970 demonstration has been credited with leading to the formation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the introduction of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

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My, has it grown…

In 1990 Earth Day went global with 200 million people in 141 countries participating. The event has been credited with contributing to the success of the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The global scope and profile of Earth Day in 1990 helped many heads of state feel the pressure to participate. It was also attributed to giving a boost to recycling efforts. (more…)

Fairware is on Flickr

February 3, 2010

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next set of promotional products, take a look at our new Flickr site. It highlights some of the stylish items we’ve completed for clients in the past.

Passions 2009 – Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

December 9, 2009

Red silicone wrist bands for Passions 2009, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation discovered an innovative use for silicone wrist bands this fall when they ordered 500 bright red bands from Fairware to use at their annual Passions event, a dinner to raise money for the valuable care the organization provides to HIV/AIDS patients.

Guests were given a red wrist band when they donated $150 to the Food & Nutrition Program. $150 feeds and nourishes one participant living with HIV/AIDS in the Dr. Peter’s Day Health Program for an entire month. Needless to say the wrist bands became a highly desired fashion piece among dinner guests.

Passions 2009 raised more than $93,000 for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. Congratulations!

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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