URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL 2021 is designed to bring together leaders from across this fascinating and growing sector of the real estate industry to learn, share best practice and map the future.
As it becomes increasingly an intrinsic part of the agenda for all hospitality and the wider business community - we at International Hospitality Media (IHM) are committed to making as many sustainable choices in the running of the business and event (where reasonably practical) as possible.
IHM as a business looks at defining their long-term sustainability goals and strives to continually to improve the efficiency of its operations and the partners it works with so as to;
- Minimise the use of energy and raw materials
- Minimise and, wherever practicable avoid, the generation of waste
Highlighted below are some of the measures in place to ensure our impact on the environment is as minimal as it can be, and we encourage our attendees to travel and think “sustainable” for the duration of the event.
- A focus has been made on using as little paper as possible, through the use of a be spoke Urban Living event app [sponsored by CityPop] - rather than brochure, floor plans etc…
- The attendee badges for all those on the site are made from recyclable paper, and we will be collecting the lanyards and plastic pockets to re-use at the end of Day 2
- We encourage attendees to use public transport, walk or cycle to the venue - there are plenty of options including DLR, Bus, Tube station and cycle racks can be found at Tobacco Dock https://www.tobaccodocklondon.com/location/
- Close to Tobacco Dock there are multiple Santander Cycle Sharing options - see here https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles
- A focus has been placed on all materials used by IHM and their contractors to be re-used, certain items have been hired rather than purchased too in the event space.
- Coffee cups and food packaging provided by the venue Tobacco Dock are all compostable.
- All waste during de-rig of the event at Tobacco Dock is taken to a an external recycling/sorting depot NuKleen - where everything is recycled where possible into the appropriate streams. Anything that cannot be recycled is generally incinerated under controlled conditions to generate energy such as heat for homes.