Monday, 22 April 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! We should all be doing our bit for the environment and Earth Day is a great way to remind us of this. If you are an Event Organiser there are many ways that you can make your event a sustainable one. Firstly though you must;

  1. Research: By doing the research on your type of event and the affects it will have on the environment, it makes it much easier to find ways of making your event green.
  2. Set Green Goals: Following your research it is important to set goals so that you stay on track when planning your event.
  3.  Make a Plan: Make sure to put a plan in place so that each of your goals can be achieved. By having a green plan in place, you will have a continual reminder of your green goals.

Tips for making your event a green one

Picking your venue:
When possible host your event outdoors during the day or in a place with plenty of windows. This will allow for savings on energy costs and global warming pollution. If you’ve selected a natural environment like a park, you’ll be supporting the local community and can create a natural source of entertainment for your guests.

Lighting – Use LED lighting for displays, billboards and banners. If you’re hosting a larger event, using LED will really mean huge savings as they use a fraction of the energy.

Select a catering company who have local, organic options and who use reusable or compostable packaging and silverware. Make arrangements with a local food collector to pick up any leftovers at the end of the day.

Rather than having huge amounts of bottled water use pitchers of water that can be refilled throughout the day and compostable glasses.

Choose decorations and display materials that can be reused or recycled. Try using  natural d├ęcor such as moss, stones and succulent plants, or organic flowers and send your decorations home with your guests at the end of the night, or reuse them for another event.

Make it easy for your guests to recycle:
Have separate bins which are clearly labelled so all items which can be recycled are put in the correct bin.

When possible, encourage the use of public transport by selecting a venue which is easily accessible by a number of means of public transport.

How EventElephant can help you make your event green

We’re Paperless
Here at Elephant there is no need for anything to be printed unless you want. Everything from invitations to invoices are all sent through email.

Create your online event page and email your invitations, reminder or any other email  to your database directly from the system. Eliminating paper and using e- invitations will save you money on postage and printing cost as well as reducing the environmental impact of your event. Selling your tickets online and your attendees receiving their tickets by email reduces paper waste event further.

Market your event online
Rather than printing up leaflets and posters, promote your event via social media, blogs and email. We are always happy to help promote your event on out social media pages as well.

Using EventElephant is environmentally friendly and reduces your administration costs and your workload.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Superstar in the making?

Hey All Blacks check this out

Are we looking at a rugby superstar in the making? George Morgan from Ireland posted a trickshot video named “Hey All Blacks check this out” on YouTube on April 1st and it has already reached the All Blacks with Dan Carter tweeting the video saying “he might be wearing the Green Jersey one day”

Check out the video below. You cannot watch it without being impressed. 

Serious stuff right? Dan Carter was aptly impressed as well. Here is his full tweet:

Let us know your thoughts? We’ve watched the video a number of times already and think it’s amazing. Remember the name George Morgan!

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

40th Anniversary Of The First Mobile Phone Call

40th Anniversary Of The First Mobile Phone Call 

It was 40 years ago today that the first phone call on a mobile phone was made. On April 3rd 1973, Motorola held a demonstration in New York at which Martin Cooper reportedly called competitors in AT&T on the device to say "I'm ringing you just to see if my call sounds good at your end". The press release which came out following the demonstration boasted that “the unit weighs less than three pounds” and that it would allow for phones to be used while “riding in a taxi, walking down the city’s streets, sitting in a restaurant or anywhere else a radio signal can reach.”

The devise was nine inches tall with 35 minutes of battery life for every 10 hours of charging. It was released for general sale in 1983 with a price tag of $3,995

Mike Short, an expert from the Institution of Engineering and Technology said “Since its first use 40 years ago, the mobile phone has completely changed our lives”. He explained that originally “It was made for men in suits in business, whereas consumerisation followed much later. According to Short, the two most significant developments in mobile phone technology have been the widespread availability of devices and their ability to access the internet.

Today 5.2 billion people own a mobile phone whereas only 4.1 billion own a toothbrush.......................we'll leave you to think about that :) 

Martin Cooper with the first mobile phone which we made the call from in 1973

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