Matthew Hoggard Joins Global Cricket Community as Ambassador

Matthew HoggardLondon, UK. January 30, 2014

Joinin, a new social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing, is delighted to announce that world-renowned cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE, has become their Global Cricket Community Ambassador.

Launched by joinin.com and CricketWorld.com, the Global Cricket Community – cricket.joinin.com – is for cricket players and fans everywhere.

The Global Cricket Community features:

  • Exclusive cricket news, content and prizes
  • The ability to find everything cricket nearby, matches, clubs, events, pitches and more
  • The Global Cricket Community ‘Live Feed’ where members can chat and share cricket videos, photos, scorecards and documents
  • Ability to find local people to play with
  • Celebrity Ambassador Matthew Hoggard

Cricket clubs also get an easy and free way to organize and promote their own events and activities with joinin’s powerful suite of free club organization tools. As cricket coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it is updated in real-time to the Global Cricket Community and the mobile app, giving an up-to-date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in cricket.

Joinin’s free tools help cricket clubs to organize everything from training and managing fixtures, to collecting subs and selling tickets. Simple email and SMS services ensure that players turn up on time and they can chat and share photos securely with their team in their own ‘live feed’.

“I’m delighted to be involved with joinin.com and I am looking forward to getting people to joinin with the Global Cricket Community, I will be uploading regular posts regarding my thoughts on matters cricket as well as interacting with as many members of the global cricket community as possible.”

Matthew Hoggard  

Matthew will be interacting with fans and players daily in the Global Cricket Community feed cricket.joinin.com and joinin social media channels, chatting and posting views and content on cricket, coaching techniques and more, including interesting stories from his career in cricket. He will also be making personal appearances at cricket clubs and events.

As Ambassador, on Thursday 30 January 2014, Matthew will be bowling the first ball of a record breaking net attempt.

When fellow teammate Wayne Chessum survived two brain tumours, Dave Newman and Richard Wells of Billingborough Cricket Club in Lincolnshire made up their minds to break a world record.  From 30th January to 1st February 2014, the pair will attempt to bat for 48 hours in the indoor nets at the Northgate Sports Centre in Sleaford. They are aiming to raise £10,000 in aid of Brain Tumour Research UK.

See more at: http://www.cricketworld.com/world-record-cricket-net-attempt

Joinin is donating £1,000 towards the £10,000 target.

“As lifelong cricket fans and players, we’re so excited to be working with Matthew Hoggard, a cricket legend, on the Global Cricket Community. At joinin we’re committed to supporting cricket by increasing understanding and participation by giving fans, players, clubs and associations the free tools to do this. We’re also really proud to be supporting the amazing work of Brain Tumour Research UK”

Robin Brattel, CEO of joinin.

CricketWorld.com is covering the event live and running a live auction during the event for Brain Tumour Research UK.

“We are delighted to be involved with the World Record attempt and to help raise money for the charity. The Global Cricket Community partnership with joinin is an ideal way to showcase everything that is great about the game as well as providing clubs, schools and fans with ways of joining in and sharing their love of cricket.”

Alastair Symondson, CricketWorld.com

The Global Cricket Community is growing and anyone can find out what’s going on near them by visiting cricket.joinin.com

About joinin

Joinin.com is a social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing.

Our goal is to bring people together in the real world – To help everyone spend more time doing the things they’re interested in, with like-minded others.

You can use joinin to:

  • Join in with, or become the founder member of a joinin community of something you love
  • Chat with people with shared interests
  • Meet people nearby with shared interests
  • Discover things to do
  • Add events, clubs/groups or places so other people find them
  • Get free tools

www.joinin.com

About Matthew Hoggard, MBE.

Matthew Hoggard MBE, is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. He retired from playing First Class cricket in 2013 whilst at Leicestershire County Cricket Club where, after leaving his home county of Yorkshire at the end of the 2009 season, he had a successful period. He was a vital member of the inspirational England side that won the epic 2005 Ashes series and has been a model of consistency throughout his test and ODI career, representing his country on 93 occasions.

About Cricket World®

CricketWorld.com is one of the world’s leading cricket websites and broadcasts both live cricket radio and cricket TV programming, on the Internet, as well as featuring cricket news and stories from the International and First Class game to Club and Youth cricket around the world

Contacts

Matthew Hoggard,  blawrence@championsukplc.com

Holly Woodford, Head of Communities, joinin.com, holly@joinin.com

Satu Pitkänen, Head of Marketing, joinin.com, satu@joinin.com

Alastair Symondson, Head of Media, cricketworld.com, as@cricketworld.com

Eventility Becomes Joinin.com

cropped-coverpic.pngWe’ve changed! We’re now joinin.com and have some great new features, plus all the existing, fantastic free organizational tools you’ve come to expect.

What is joinin?

Joinin.com is a social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing.

Our goal is to bring people together in the real world – To help everyone spend more time doing the things they’re interested in, with like-minded others!

You can use joinin to:

  • Joinin with, or become the founder member of a joinin community of something you love
  • Chat with people with shared interests
  • Meet people nearby with shared interests (mobile app only)
  • Discover things to do
  • Add events, clubs/groups or places so other people find them

joinin for organizers

If you organize people you’re in luck – so does, Robin, our founder, and for the last 5 years he’s thought about nothing apart from how to help you organize others.

  • Organize events, groups, clubs and customers
  • Chat and share privately in your own feed on the web or mobile
  • Send emails and texts and see who opens them
  • Sell tickets and collect payments
  • If it’s public – we really help you promote it! From connections to social networks, plugins and links to data partners – and we’re just getting started!
  • You can even get a free website and choose from a range of templates
  • Oh, and it’s free* to use! (see How We Make Money below)

Our mission

Last year the founder of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said “People still mainly talk to their neighbours, or those with the same religion or culture. Can we develop systems on the web which will actually help solve that problem? I think the web can do more.”

We agree, and we launched Joinin.com to bring people together in the real world. We do this by helping everyone with a shared interest – Join, Chat, Meet, Do. And by giving organizers free tools to help them organize the things that we all love doing!

Simple really.

BTW – do you know that people who organize are mainly volunteers doing it for the love of it? We want to help them find you and you find them!

Our ethics

All of us at joinin believe that everyone’s personal information is important and private and should be treated that way. That’s why we’ve spent years working out the best way to respect your information and deliver a service that you can use freely and securely.

  1. You can’t be found on joinin – we don’t have a ‘people’ search and we don’t let search engines index you
  2. You can create a private club/group or event that’s invite only and no-one else can find it
  3. We never sell your data to third parties

joinin.com

Send mobile ready emails that suit your brand

Send mobile ready emails that suit your brand

We’ve been busy adding some exciting new improvements to the site aiming to help you seamlessly organise and promote your club, group or event and to encourage people to take part. The powerful Eventility platform is built to give you the tools you need to run your organisation efficiently, save you time and get more people involved. Here are just some of the benefits of this latest update:

Sending HTML emails and SMS is quick and easy

We’ve made sending beautiful HTML emails and SMS messages easy to help you better reach and engage your club and group members.

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Our latest updates include some great new tools:

  • An intuitive 4 step wizard to send your emails and SMS
  • A wide selection of new responsive email templates, easily customised to suit your brand image and identity and fully compatible with mobile devices
  • Further customisation options including adding your own header image and footer text
  • Full HTML support and the ability to include images to the body text of your email or SMS for increased flexibility
  • Personalised bulk emails with member names making your communications more targeted

System emails perfectly customised for mobile devices

Contact the members of your group, club or event on the go with emails that look great on mobile devices. With our latest features updates we’re giving you the tools to send invites, reminders or feed updates which are perfectly integrated with mobile phones and tablets making your members’ experience of your organisation consistent. This update is specifically designed for:

  • Event, club or group invites and reminders
  • Daily and weekly email digests and feed updates

Looking for something to do? Try our new ‘lightning fast’ search with auto-suggest results:

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Login to start using these great features straight away. If you have any problems at any stage or have further questions, check out our support site which includes everything you need to know including details of how to contact us.

decline and Eventility launch global MTB community with competition and over $10,000 of fantastic prizes.

November 11 2013. Valencia, CA, USA and London, UK.

MTB Today, decline magazine and Eventility.com launched declinemtb.eventility.com, the real-time, connected, online community of everything Mountain Biking (MTB), and a competition giving people the chance to win amazing MTB prizes.

declinemtb.eventility.com uses Eventility’s ‘Engage’ solution which seamlessly connects multiple events, groups, bike parks, facilities and all MTB related activities together.  MTB organizers get an easy way to organize and promote their events and activities with a powerful suite of free tools. As they post new content, it’s updated in real-time to declinemtb.eventility.com, decline and Eventility websites and mobile apps giving an up to date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in the MTB community.

The launch competition runs over 16 weeks with 42 amazing MTB prizes including; shoes, wheels, pedals, grips, jerseys, carbon bars, chains, tires and much, much more. There are 32 weekly prizes, 8 monthly prizes and 2 grand prizes.

The competition fires up entrants to add their own or local MTB events, clubs, trails and venues to help build a global community around all things MTB, and get the chance to win amazing prizes whilst doing so.

Entrants register on declineMTB.eventility.com and add their own or local MTB events, groups/clubs and locations (e.g. bike parks) or they can download the declineMTB app (iTunes store) register and start adding own or local groups/clubs (locations and events coming soon).

Each time someone adds something valid and unique, they will be added to the drawing and so the more they add, the more chances of winning they have.

The competition runs from November 5 2013 to March 4 2014 and is open to those in the USA and Canada.  

For more information http://declinemtb.eventility.com/win

“Partnering with Eventility makes it really easy for people to organize and find out what’s going on in MTB around the world, and most importantly, get involved. Globally, there are thousands of events, groups and facilities, and we’re thrilled to be working with Eventility to get as many people involved in these, and MTB, as possible.”

Dave House, Publisher, decline.

“Eventility is dedicated to getting people to join in whatever their passion and we’re excited to be working with and supporting the great team at decline.”

Robin Brattel, Founder and CEO, Eventility.

Contact

To learn more about this partnership, please contact:

Robin Brattel, Founder and CEO, Eventility. robin@eventility.com

Dave House, Publisher, decline and ROAD magazines.  dave@h3publications.com

 

About decline Magazine

Dedicated to the mountain biking culture and lifestyle, decline Magazine provides the most in depth coverage of gravity racing, freeride slopestyle, dirt jump, street, park and all-mountain off-road cycling.

Follow the evolution of modern mountain biking through daily news, bike tests, festival guides, tech tips, art, rider interviews, adventure, race reports and gear reviews. decline Magazine inspires its reader to hit the trail.

About Eventility

Helping Organizers Organize and People Take Part.

Eventility® is the easy-to-use online platform specially built to help organizers organize events, clubs, groups, communities and places. It also enables people to meet others with shared interests and for everyone to take part.

We also work with associations, alumni and media partners to build national and global communities of connected people, events, clubs/chapters, places and content.

Eventility removes the pain and hassle associated with running and marketing any activity or business, however large or small, via our website, mobile apps or API.

Founded in 2011 by Robin Brattel, our independently backed business is now being used by thousands of organizers and people across the globe.

Eventility Joins South Yorkshire Sport at Their November 6th Club Support Event

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This week we attended a great club support event organised by South Yorkshire Sport taking places at the New York Stadium in Rotherham, UK.

Aimed at uncovering new ways of developing connections and partnerships with local partners, the event provided useful updates on South Yorkshire Sport’s work in the region. It included talks from local sports clubs and an interesting overview of the program provided by Club Leaders, in connection with Sport England and Price Waterhouse Coopers, which aims to develop the business skills of community sport clubs.

From our team, Account Director Adam Harris delivered a thought provoking presentation on Eventility’s powerful tools and the impact they are able to make on the day to day running of sport clubs, including seamlessly organising events, creating awareness and efficiently bringing people together.

During the South Yorkshire Sport event we also had the pleasure to meet with some of the clubs in the region, including; Quest TaeKwondo Club, Rotherham Sailing Club, Skilful Running, Cycle Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam Barbell, Wombwell Main Community and Sporting Association, Rotherham Metro Water Polo Club and many others.

We’re delighted to have taken part and look forward to future SYS events and helping to build strong relationships within the local sports community.

Eventility at Social Media Marketing 2013 Conference

Last week some of us at Eventility had the pleasure of attending Social Media Marketing 2013 (organised by Our Social Times), probably the most interesting marketing event of the year. Expert speakers delivered knowledge-packed presentations covering everything from content and influencer marketing, to ‘native advertising’, video marketing and the use of humour on Twitter.
The importance of content marketing is growing, with 25% of marketers’ budgets spent on developing engaging content. As this growth led to a devaluation in content value as a competitive advantage, we learned that understanding the true goals of content from educational to entertaining, finding inspiration in all areas and aiming for ‘home runs’ are the tools that will deliver real value in our campaigns.
Other topics we found particularly interesting were the significant expansion in video marketing on channels such as Vine and Instagram, the key ingredients of a highly shareable video, the easing in Facebook’s competition rules and how social campaigns can be integrated with other digital and offline channels.

Dom Wright from Yorkshire Tea showed us their fantastic Yorkshire Tea Train blogger event, and actor, comedian, director and social media evangelist David Schneider, brightened everyone’s day with great examples using social media, in particular Twitter.
Find out more about these exciting topics http://oursocialtimes.com/the-smm13-story-part-1/, we’re already looking forward to the next event by Our Social Times.

Eventility Helps Supercharge Cricket by Partnering with Cricket World®

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Eventility has announced its partnership with Cricket World, to create cricket.eventility.com, the Global Cricket Community. The Community uses Eventility’s ‘Engage’ solution, which seamlessly connects multiple clubs, events and cricket related activities together.  It brings communications, events, payments, member and data management into one, easy to use place. ‘Engage’ helps solve the problem of managing and promoting networks and capturing meaningful, connected and up-to-date information.

Cricket clubs get an easy way to organize and promote their own events and activities with a powerful suite of free tools. As coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it is updated in real-time to cricket.eventility.com, cricketworld.com and the soon to be launched mobile app giving an up-to date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in the cricket community.

Eventility’s powerful free tools help clubs to organize everything from training to managing Eventilityfixtures, to collecting subs and selling tickets. Simple email and SMS services ensure that players turn up on time and they can chat and share photos securely with their team in their own ‘live feed’. They can also manage and chat on the move with from the mobile app.

Coming up on cricket.eventility.com are UK club cricket results, fixtures and top performances, UK club cricket Most Valuable Player ratings and exclusive prize competitions and cricket product offers.

The partnership with Eventility is going to be fantastic for Cricket World and club cricket in general.  Not only does it provide clubs with amazing free tools to help manage their clubs, events and members, but the Engage solution powering the Global Cricket Community means we’ll always have the latest data for our members and clubs, as well as statistics to show participation across cricket.”  Said Alastair Symondson – Head of Media, Cricket World.

“As life long cricket fans and players, working with Cricket World to develop a Global Cricket Community and provide cricket clubs with free organization tools is amazing.  At Eventility we’re committed to supporting sports generally by increasing and understanding participation and with Cricket World we’re delighted to be supporting cricket.

Robin Brattel, CEO of Eventility.

The Global Cricket Community is growing and anyone can find out what’s going on near them by going to:

cricket.eventility.com or http://www.cricketworld.com/global-cricket-community/

 About Eventility®  

 Helping Organizers Organize and People Take Part.

Eventility® is the easy-to-use online platform specially built to help organizers organize events, clubs, groups, communities and places.  It also enables people to meet others with shared interests and for everyone to take part.

We also work with associations, alumni and media partners to build national and global communities of connected people, events, clubs/chapters, places and content.

Eventility removes the pain and hassle associated with running and marketing any activity or business, however large or small, via our website, mobile apps or API.

Founded in 2011 by Robin Brattel, our independently backed business is now being used by thousands of organizers and people across the globe.

About Cricket World®

Cricket World® is one of the world’s leading cricket websites and broadcasts both live cricket radio and cricket TV programming on the Internet.

The Cricket World magazine was founded in 1987 and Cricket World‘s website http://www.cricketworld.com went online in 1996 and its content now includes – cricket live scores, cricket news, live cricket ball-by-ball text coverage of all Test cricket, ODI cricket and Twenty20 international cricket matches. It has one of the most comprehensive in-depth cricket statistics on all the international and first-class cricketers to have played the game and much much more.

Our ever-increasing video production includes daily news updates, historical pieces and match reviews Monday to Friday as well as high-profile interviews with cricketers, administrators and fans of the game. We also produce regular cricket betting preview shows.

We pride ourselves on providing extensive and insightful editorial coverage of all major cricket tournaments with a commitment to get news out to you quickly without sacrificing accuracy or integrity.

We produce regular podcasts, both rounding up the daily news from around the world and catching up with our correspondents at specific tournaments.

Our own unique Most Valuable Player Ratings give a snapshot of which players – from international to domestic and club cricket in the UK – are currently in form, taking into account all performances over the last 12 months and being updated daily. You can also use our historic MVP checker to see who was performing well on any date in history.

Contact

To learn more about this community, please contact:

Robin Brattel, Founder and CEO, Eventility robin@eventility.com

Alastair Symondson – Head of Media, Cricket World. as@cricketworld.com

Eventility Partners with The National Volleyball League to Supercharge Volleyball in the USA

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July 30, 2013, London, UK.

Eventility is pleased to announce its partnership with The National Volleyball League (NVL) to create a real-time, connected, online community of everything volleyball in the USA.

“This partnership significantly helps us with our goal of uniting the volleyball community. It makes it really simple for people to organize and find anything that’s going on in volleyball across the country and get involved. With over 173,000 club volleyball programs in the USA we’re incredibly excited by that potential and to be working with Eventility to achieve this.” Stated AL-B Hannemann, CEO of The National Volleyball League

The NVL is using Eventility’s ‘Engage’ solution for associations, which seamlessly connects multiple clubs, events and volleyball related activities together.  It brings communications, events, payments, member and data management into one, easy-to-use place. Engage helps solve the problem of managing and promoting associations’ networks and capturing meaningful, connected and up-to-date information.

Volleyball clubs get an easy way to organize and promote their own events and activities with a powerful suite of free tools. As coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it’s updated in real-time to the NVL and Eventility websites and mobile apps giving an up-to date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in the volleyball community.

“Our Eventility ‘Engage’ solution has been specifically designed to help associations and organizations like the National Volleyball League with objectives to understand and increase participation. All of us at Eventility are extremely excited about working with the NVL. They’re a fantastic and passionate team and we’re proud to be supporting them.” Robin Brattel, CEO of Eventility

The NVL community is continuously growing and anyone can find out what’s going on in volleyball near them by going to:

www.thenvl.com/ and www.eventility.com/

About The National Volleyball League (NVL)

Founded by Albert Hannemann in late 2010, the National Volleyball League (NVL) has one mission: to unite the rapidly growing volleyball community and tap into the sport’s full potential by working with players and sponsors toward a common goal of delivering a one-of-a-kind sports entertainment experience.

The NVL is a player-focused league that simultaneously allows fans unprecedented access to the sport’s greatest stars. Often produced in conjunction with large-scale lifestyle events, NVL tournaments are designed to showcase the players, sport and lifestyle of beach volleyball among new and existing audiences nationwide.

Additionally, the NVL strives to elevate the visibility and credibility of beach volleyball by cultivating lasting relationships between the league and the greater community. Through education, coaching and accessibility, the NVL continually works to bridge gaps and drive the sport to new levels. At the core of this movement is a commitment to fostering meaningful relationships and collaborating with the entire beach volleyball community at all levels, including youth, junior, collegiate and professional. As a result, pro beach volleyball will finally have the opportunity it deserves to thrive on domestic sand.

www.nvl.com

About Eventility

Helping Organizers Organize and People Take Part.

EventilityEventility® is the easy-to-use online platform specially built to help organizers organize events, clubs, groups, communities and places. It also enables people to meet others with shared interests and for everyone to take part.

We also work with associations, alumni and media partners to build national and global communities of connected people, events, clubs/chapters, places and content.

Eventility removes the pain and hassle associated with running and marketing any activity or business, however large or small, via our website, mobile apps or API.

Founded in 2011 by Robin Brattel, our independently backed business is now being used by thousands of organizers and people across the globe.

www.eventility.com

Contact

To learn more about this partnership, please contact:

Robin Brattel, Founder, Eventility robin@eventility.com

Albert Hannemann, Founder, The National Volleyball League alb@thenvl.com

How To Get Sponsorship For Your Event

Getting sponsorship for your event is a great way to raise your profile and get some much needed extra funding. It can be difficult to know how to secure deals however so courtesy of eHow, here is a quick and smart guide to getting sponsorship for your event.

Types of Sponsorship

Event sponsorship can take many different forms. The most traditional is cash sponsorship, in which “sponsors provide funding to market their name via various forms of signage, typically alongside product/service distribution,” said Erin Calhoun-Delaney, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur. Other popular types include product donation (for gift bags) and event location sponsorship (in which a venue is provided gratis in exchange for affiliation).

Sponsor Solicitation

Start with a targeted outreach plan. Event consultant Char Glatley creates a solicitation spreadsheet that serves as a working list of potential sponsors. On the list are current vendors, past sponsors and existing/past connections to be tapped. “I begin with the board and staff members’ affiliations — companies, schools, where they volunteer, etc.,” said Glatley, who owns Cleveland-based company The FUND-amentals.

Event Cache

One surefire way to get an event sponsor is to promote the list of boldface names scheduled to take part. (Yes, it’s OK to name-drop!) “You can effectively demonstrate the benefit to potential sponsors by showcasing the influential people who will be in attendance,” Calhoun-Delaney said. “Whether those influencers are teens or celebrities, word-of-mouth marketing remains the most successful platform for advertising and marketing investments.”

Event Perception and Presentation

Present an organised front to potential sponsors and allow ample lead time for response. When approaching sponsors for awards shows and celebrity retreats, Calhoun-Delaney prepares a presentation that demonstrates how affiliation with the event can boost their visibility. Having a clear and well-prepared message is also of utmost importance: “Knowing what to say over the phone or in person is the best way to close the deal,” she said.

Sponsorship Levels

Establish various giving levels to make sponsorship more accessible. In this model, top-level sponsors get maximum perks and promotion, while low-level sponsors might get a program mention or free event tickets. By offering packages at different price points, you can attract more sponsors.

Importance of Budgeting

It’s important to solidify the event budget early. “Once the projected budget is created, it guides me to create the sponsorship levels and how many I need to solicit to reach the net goal,” said Glatley. “If an event budget is managed properly, the ticket price more than covers the expenses of the event, leaving the sponsorships untouched and donated in full.”

Creative Execution

Get innovative by brainstorming out-of-the-box ways to showcase your sponsors. When Calhoun-Delaney secured Houman/LUZ as an event sponsor, she sought a memorable way for the company to leave an impression on the guests who attended. “We had two models painted in black latex walking around the party wearing LUZ jewelry, interacting with guests, and bringing to life the existing marketing images of the brand,” recalled Calhoun-Delaney.

Post-Event Wrap Up

Seal the deal with proper thank-yous and follow up. If your event is an annual one, the gesture will set the stage for repeat sponsorship, and even if not, the move will reassure sponsors that their investment was a smart one. Along with thanking your sponsors, include post-event data and reporting that will show your sponsors how your event successfully met their objectives.

Eventility, is the free, easy to use online platform to help organisers, organise and people, take part.

How To Host An Environmentally Friendly Event

These days, everyone is concerned about the impact we are having on the environment and wants to do their bit to help. Below are some helpful tips from Ecco Magazine on how to host an environmentally friendly event that will benefit both you and the world.

Planning to host a party this summer? Make it an eco-friendly, low impact celebration. We have put together a few tips to help you host this year’s most stylish shindig in your area with as little impact on the environment as possible. This party is sure to go down in history as your best eco-party ever. Enjoy!

The Venue

One of the most important aspects of your low impact soiree is LOCATION.

  • Not hosting the party at your home? Then have the event at a central location accessible to most guests. This will help decrease your impact as well as your guests’ impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
  • The great outdoors. Select a location outdoors so your guests can breathe fresh air and party outdoors like its 1999. Utilise the Earth’s natural resources (air, wind and natural beauty). This will also reduce energy usage associated with having an air conditioning unit.

The Décor

  • No need to spend money on fancy decorations that you will more than likely throw out. Instead use household vases to display blossoming flowers or decorated cardboard boxes to display art. Be creative.
  • Avoid using incandescent lamps these use a lot of energy. Instead opt for energy efficient alternatives: Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) or Light Emitting Diode (LED). They are more environmental friendly alternatives and reduce your energy usage by up to 75%.

The Food

  • Cook local. Your menu should consist of locally grown and seasonal food. Purchase all the provisions you will need from local producers, most snacks, fruit and meats can be found locally. You will reduce your Carbon Footprint when you buy food produced locally.
  • Incorporate your backyard garden provisions. Home grown treats are a delight at any event. This shows the versatility and thoughtfulness of the hosts.
  • Always wanted to try organic foods? Well this is a great time to go organic. Incorporate organic foods like: peppers, celery and more into the event’s menu. Tell your guests their tasty treats are local and organic, you will definitely get a round of applause for your pesticide-free, locally grown cuisine.

The Invite

  • Printed invites are so blasé. Instead use greener, online alternatives like organisation website Eventility; since printed invites carry a larger carbon footprint. Today Social Media allows us to get closer to everyone both near and far, so set up an Eventility event and invite everyone you know.
  • Have to print. Find printers that offer paper with recycled content, recycled paper, or paper from certified forests such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This non-profit organization promotes the responsible management of forests, thus allowing consumers the ability to choose products from forests that are socially and environmentally responsible.
  • Still want to print? Make your invite a keepsake. Design an invite with double duty: Bookmark, recipe card, green tips to go.

The Clothes 

  • Try to encourage party goers to wear clothing made from organic material, hemp or bamboo. This will certainly bring a “green vibe” to the entire look of your party. Talk about great eco-fashion conversation, wow!

Recycle, recycle, recycle 

  • Help educate your guests on the importance of recycling. Ensure all your guests recycle their “empties” by placing a recycling bin in close proximity to the trash bin. You can store all the empty bottles collected throughout the night and give them to your local beverage producers or recycling facility.

Bonus tips

  • Carpooling: Persuade your friends to carpool and share a ride. This will reduce the amount of carbon emission accumulated during the ride to your party. It also provides for responsible driving.
  • Utilise your old china and silverware you never get to use, this will definitely give the event that extra stylish touch.

Follow these great tips and your event is sure to be a success. Your family and friends will be looking forward to your next eco-bashment.