Welcome to Planners for the Planet a podcast all about events and climate action . Join co hosts Natalie Lowe and Candice Tulsieram, the co founders of The Sustainable Events Forum as they look at how live events impact not just our own carbon footprint, but how they can be used to influence a broader audience.
They will also be interviewing experts and amateur practitioners in the fields of sustainability, in order to bring you the smartest, most effective sustainability practices for your events.
Connect with us on social media and join the conversation @thesustainableeventsforum
Episode 27: Amy Robinson, Food Procurement Manager at Second Harvest
Candice and Amy discuss the highlights of Second Harvest's latest report on food waste - Wasted Opportunity and what it means for venues and hotels. You can download this report which is chuck full of some jaw dropping stats that will move you to action asap, here
Here's some other things they covered in this chat you won't want to miss:
The solutions identified to help improve the food recovery rate in our industry
How a planner or a venue can use their free food recovery app and how it all works behind the scene
You can connect with Amy on LinkedIn here, she's happy to answer all your questions on food waste and recovery.
Learn more about Second Harvest's no waste, no hunger mission by visiting their website
Dr. Jessica Blythe, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University
We are so grateful that someone this fun, this informative and who cares this much, is working on the climate emergency. This interview covers a lot – from climate anxiety to stories of how current climate disasters are affecting real people around the globe. A few heart breaking stories, some laughs and a dance party. Join us for the fun and stay for the climate facts.
Episode 25: Linsay Moran, Co-founder of Unwrapit
Candice and Linsay chat about Unwrapit- a sustainable corporate gifting company who believes that giving gifts and making a positive impact can be one and the same. Lindsay explains what the certification B Corp means and why they have decided to pursue this designation. Tune in to learn about their experiential, digital and charitable gifting options!
To connect with Linsay on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linsaymoran/
Unwrapit's website: https://www.unwrapit.com/
Episode 23: Melissa Deslauriers, Director of Marketing- bbBlanc
Natalie chats with one of our loyal TSEF-ers- Melissa Deslauriers. Melissa is the VP of marketing at bb Blanc and a professor of hospitality & tourism at Conestoga College. They chat about Melissa’s journey to sustainability and what needs to happen in our industry to move the needle on sustainability.
Tune in and drop us your comments if this episode resonates with you!
Episode 22: Matt Esper, ESG Advisor & Consultant, RHT Advisory Inc.
We had the opportunity to chat with Matt Esper of RHT Advisory group Inc.
Matt chatted with us about how he got started in the field of sustainability and his a-ha story that gave us good bumps.
Are we in or near the tipping point in our industry when it comes to sustainability?
What is regenerative travel & tourism and how can we contribute to this?
Tune in to hear our thoughts.
You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-esper/
*since this interview Matt has accepted a new role at MGM Resorts International as their Manager of Sustainability Date & Reporting
Episode 24: Jennifer Eddings, Director of Sales at Explore Waterloo Region
Jennifer & Natalie chat about the CanSPEP National Conference and how they are working to make it a carbon neutral event!
You can learn more about Explore Waterloo Region here: https://explorewaterloo.ca/