What is it?

Green Events is a long-standing (since 2008) program of the Aeris Futuro Foundation to support organizers of all events in implementing environmentally friendly innovations. The Green Event Standard shows that it is possible to combine business, scientific, or non-self and governmental activities serving social development while making efficient use of environmental resources throughout the supply chain.

Why do it?

The organization and conduct of the event leaves a ‘footprint’ of impact on the environment – pollution and waste are created due to transportation, consumption, use of various equipment and premises, production of publications, gadgets. More broadly, there is a transformation of nature and landscape – new hotels, conference centers, road infrastructure are being built.

Green Festivals – a good practice guide for organizers

Green Event

is one that provides environmentally friendly measures at every stage of preparation and implementation – reducing the negative impact of an event by saving energy and materials.

Carbon Neutral Event

It’s a step further – it’s offsetting unavoidable emissions by supporting projects that reduce emissions and for local development – tree planting, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources.


  • Develop a strategy and scenario for Green Events
  • Facilitate the implementation of environmental and pro-social activities
  • Expand offerings that take into account environmental and CSR aspects
  • Strengthening competitiveness
  • Increased employee satisfaction and identification with the employer
  • Building a positive image and relationship with the community
  • New channels of promotion and distribution
  • Certifications: Green or Zero Emission Event

History of Green Events programs

The program was initiated by Joanna Mieszkowicz, who, inspired by Gisela Bosch (late) of The Sendzimir Foundation, began to look at the entire process of organizing tree planting actions (the TIME FOR FOREST program in such a way as to have the least negative impact on the environment. Individual aspects such as transportation, catering, choice of location, communication and promotion of the event, management of energy, waste, water were analyzed and recommendations for environmentally friendly solutions recorded as Green Standard.