Luxembourg's Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, together with the SuperDrecksKëscht and Oekozenter Pafendall associations, yesterday presented the new "Green Events" project.
The Green Events project is aimed mainly at associations, municipalities, unions, federations, clubs and regional tourist offices and natural parks wishing to organise events in a sustainable and eco-responsible way. The objectives of the project are multiple: to ensure a positive impact on the environment and the climate, to help organisers, in a professional way, to integrate sustainable and eco-responsible criteria in their events and to raise awareness among the public.
In this context, employees of the Oekozenter Pafendall and SuperDrecksKëscht will support those concerned through a virtual platform (www.greenevents.lu) gathering lots of information on the implementation of eco-responsible events, as well as through interactive workshops beginning in autumn 2019 and individual consultations.
To become part of the "Green Events" project, the organiser has to contact one of the two associations. During a first interview, experts in the field will advise interested parties and guide them according to a checklist featuring more than 50 eco-responsible criteria (some of which are mandatory). If the organiser meets all the mandatory criteria for a specific event, they can then sign a commitment charter before receiving the "Green Events" logo for the event and a grant from the ministry. Organisers who fail to meet all the mandatory criteria, but who still meet most of the criteria, will receive the logo "MIR ENGAGÉIEREN EIS" to encourage them to continue their eco-friendly efforts.
The logos, which attest to the organiser's commitment and promote the idea behind the "Green Events", will be provided in electronic form and can be used by organisers for all purposes before and during the event. Nevertheless, the ministry reserves the right to carry out on-the-spot checks to verify that the agreed criteria have been met. Failure to do so will result in the removal of the logo.
For further information, contact the Oekozenter Pafendall via e-mail: email@example.com or via tel.: 439-03044 or SuperDrecksKëscht via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel.: 488-216238. The target sector can also expect to receive a detailed report in the near future.