Sustainability Requires All Hands On Deck

 

We all know that shipping needs to play its part in global climate change efforts under the Paris Agreement. Whilst IMO regulatory work and capacity-building initiatives are proactively addressing GHG emissions from international shipping, we simply must increase momentum and act now.

We cannot afford to wait for the marine industry to evolve at its own pace.  Change needs to come and we have to collaborate on a grand scale to achieve it. This implies cooperation, integration and data-sharing, and requires acceptance and standardisation right across the marine sector.

Gas Fest is about gathering the right industry stakeholders to collectively lead the way toward a greener future. As gas experts, all attendees are in pivotal positions to do something about the state of our planet.

Together we can tailor sustainable solutions that’ll accelerate the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping.

Gas Fest 2019 will be planned and produced with sustainability as a core value. We will actively employ new ways to decrease the carbon footprint of the event. Please send comments and suggestions to info@gasfest.com.

Sustainability at Gas Fest 2019 event design

SUSTAINABILITY PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN EVENT DESIGN

  • Gas Fest 2019 was designed with cost-efficiency and sustainability in mind.
  • Branded decoration was minimal and only essential elements were included.
  • Sustainable alternatives for event elements were preferred and chosen whenever possible within reason.
  • Event (delivery) was designed supporting local suppliers, community and businesses.

SUSTAINABILITY PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN SELECTION OF SUPPLIERS

  • Suppliers sourced for the event were local companies with local sub-supplier networks.
  • Suppliers were directed and required to make sustainable decisions in all their actions for this project.
  • AV/TECH
    • The chosen local AV company had their warehouse in Lisbon, minimizing emissions due to transportation.
    • LED-lamps were used for lighting.
  • CATERING
    • The chosen local catering company utilised local ingredients and local workforce.
    • Catering company had certification regarding their sustainable way-of-working and use of produce.
    • Catering company coordinated with local council in distributing all left-over food to communities in need.
  • FURNITURE / DECORATION
    • The chosen supplier had their warehouse in Lisbon, minimizing emissions due to transportation.
    • The use of printing material, especially single-use prints, was carefully considered and minimized.