We can't say we have reviewed this book by the author pictured above, and maybe there will be issues to debate, but the notion of a sustainable event framework in itself is excellent. All that waste! It's terrible and embarrassing at so many Sydney events and suggests serious stupidity. It's published by UNSW which is encouraging.
So hopefully Megan Jones has made a serious contribution to changing that for a mere $70 price. Nor do we have a hard copy here. So we just repeat extracts of their PR blurb for your information:
Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide
Published December 2009 through Earthscan
Home Grown Solutions – From Australia to the World
Newcastle’s Meegan Jones returns to Australia after working for the past three years in the UK as Sustainability Manager for the producer of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Festival Republic, to launch her first book - a comprehensive guide on Sustainable Event Management.
Meegan has spent the past 20 years working in events, focusing in recent years on developing sustainability in event management.
She has developed sustainability solutions at Peats Ridge Festival in Australia and worked on sustainability issues for Live Earth India and the London Marathon. Meegan is currently the global greening consultant for the next round of Live Earth events, is the events consultant for UK-based music industry climate impact organization Julie’s Bicycle and is on the working group for Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) events industry sector supplement.
Meegan is also working with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on their new Music and Environment Initiative, to be launched in 2010.
In Australia until end of January 2010, Meegan will then take up new events and sustainability challenges in India.
“Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide” is published by Earthscan and can be purchased from UNSW Books or through the book’s website www.sustainableeventguide.com
Price is $69.95 and will be available in Australia from 15th January 2010
About The Author:
Meegan Jones is an events professional focusing her work on developing sustainable management solutions for live events. Apart from producing practical solutions to sustainability challenges, working with industry peers she has researched and developed benchmarking and systems for assessing the impact of events. She uses her experience in marketing and event management across the retail, music and media industries to create scenarios which engage and activate the audience, performers, crew and the supply chain.
Meegan has worked for the past three years in the UK as Sustainability Co-ordinator for Festival Republic (Reading, Leeds, Latitude & Glastonbury Festivals), developed sustainability solutions at Peats Ridge Festival in Australia, and has worked on sustainability issues for Live Earth India and the London Marathon. She is currently sitting on the working group for Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) events industry sector supplement, is global greening consultant for the next round of Live Earth events, and is the events and festivals consultant for UK-based music industry climate impact organization Julie’s Bicycle. ______________________________________________________________
Author: Meegan Jones (email@example.com)
Released: December 2009
Publisher: Earthscan (www.earthscan.co.uk)
‘I had already been committed to bringing about a change in the perception of festival-goers towards their impact upon the environment, Meegan successfully made that change happen. Meegan got me to where I wanted but much further and this book explains in a wonderful explanatory manner how every event can move towards our common goal. Sustainability!’
Melvin Benn, Director, Festival Republic UK
“Meegan is a global curator of sustainable change for the events industry. This truly practical guide offers easy to understand education and achievable initiatives to any industry practitioner looking for solutions where little has been previously documented or available. For an industry historically hesitant to make the smallest of changes Meegan demonstrates how simple it can be to improve the sustainability of any event.”
Jane Fullerton-Smith, Director, Sustainable Event Solutions (Australia)
“Finally, a book that gathers all the knowledge about running a sustainable event and presents it in one easy to understand, well thought out format.
Possibly one of the most important books written on event management this decade, a must have for organisers of events everywhere"
Matt Grant Festival & Creative Director Peats Ridge Festival 2009