As a major organizer of events and exhibitions, Aviation Week, a division of Informa, has the opportunity and responsibility to lead the sustainable development of our industry. Our attendees, exhibitors and colleagues are all clearly telling us that sustainability, socially, economically and environmentally, is something that is no longer a “nice to have” but a necessary part of our success.
We also have the potential to go further than our responsibility to deliver our events sustainably: we can design our events to provide a place to work in partnership with our customers and inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. For more information on Aviation Week and Informa’s overall commitment to sustainable events click here.
With a goal to be the first carbon neutral country, sustainable practices are observed in every region of the country, across all industries, adopted by all citizens and embraced by visitors. From local Costa Rican cuisine to artisan crafts to traditional customs and celebrations, sustainability is embedded deeply in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of the few countries to have outlined an updated climate change mitigation plan in 2019: the National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050. It announces emission reductions in all sectors, with strategies including: electrifying public transport, energy efficiency measures, better farming and waste management practices.
Costa Ricans are proud to live among and protect their country’s rich environment, as this small nation holds five percent of the world’s land-based biodiversity and 3.5 percent of its marine life. Costa Rica produces nearly 93 percent of its electricity from renewable resources and 30 percent of its territory is protected natural land. A pioneer in the area of sustainability, Costa Rica is a model for sustainable practices for many industries within the region and around the world.
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Follow these tips to make sure your sustainable booth strategies are cost-neutral or even cost-saving! Leave an impact on the show floor, not the environment.
ON SITE - Save Energy
Furniture: Purchased items
Home furnishing: Décor staging materials
Unused raw materials: Plywood, subflooring, non-laminate wood
Flooring: 100 square feet of flooring. Excludes carpet.
Left over giveaways: Pens, pads of paper, sunglasses, USBs, etc., left over in your promotional giveaway
Cardboard: Used for signs or shipping boxes
Glass: Green, brown, clear
Plastics: Shrink-wrap or plastic banding used to secure shipments; water/soda bottles; plexiglass (acrylics) clear, smoked, or tinted; Visqueen used to protect flooring
Metal: Aluminum cans/ steel banding
Paper: Fliers, brochures, programs, tickets, office paper, newspaper, magazines, paperboard
Wood: Non-laminate wood