With a large Forum such as the Africa Energy Forum [aef], we at EnergyNet are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact and support the local community.
This year we are focusing on the below initiatives:
We have partnered with a specialist organic caterer to provide all the catering for the event. They focus heavily on serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes which are 100% organic, healthy and fair trade. All dishes will be served in reusable or biodegradable containers.
During the show we will be providing bin facilities which allow each attendee to separate their rubbish into plastic, cardboard, glass and general waste. All waste throughout the event and during the build and breakdown will be sent to be sorted and recycled.
Net Carbon Features
We have taken time to invest in our features this year to enhance the look and feel of the exhibition. That being said, alongside our feature contractor, we have taken the decision to invest in carbon offsetting their build to create a net carbon negative environmental impact.
Environmentally Conscious Venue
We have chosen a venue who also have sustainability at the forefront of their thinking. They have developed the buildings across their site to include photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, side and roof glazing, geothermal energy, natural ventilation and recycled materials, etc., whilst also making every effort to reduce energy consumption.
Zero Carpet to Landfill
All the carpet for the event will be sent off to facilities to be down-cycled and used in fabric production for new items such as house-slippers!
EnergyNet has partnered with the charity Serve the City in Brussels, who bring together volunteers to offer help and support at homeless shelters, refugee centres, and other associations. We will be donating any leftover merchandise to be used across their many projects.