The Basque Ecodesign Meeting 2017, an Erronka Garbia event
The aim of the organisers of the Basque Ecodesign Meeting 2017, and as proof of the commitment to enhance and care for the environment, is not only for it to be an extremely interesting conference from the technical point of view, but also for the event itself to be exemplary from the perspective of the environmental impact that it is going to generate. Therefore, the principles of the Erronka Garbia certificate have been applied in the organisation and design of the event, which has been duly certified.
Erronka Garbia is a certificate implemented by the Basque Government, through Ihobe, its environmental management agency, which recognises those events that include environmental measures in the design and organisation to minimise the potential negative impacts to the environment associated to the event being held.
This project seeks to raise awareness among the event delegates and organisers to offset the negative impacts associated with the organising of large events with the aim of holding events that have the minimum possible impact on the setting. Any entities, institutions, companies, associations or individuals that organise events according to environmental criteria may sign up to the Erronka Garbia certificate.
A series of measures to improve the environmental aspects most likely to have a negative impact on the setting needs to be implemented to achieve the appropriate sustainability in an event. Therefore, six focal points of action have been established to minimise the environmental aspects that occur in each of the phases of the event.
A specific section has been created on the event’s website where you can learn more about the measures adopted when designing the Basque Ecodesign Meeting 2017 to reduce their environmental impacts.