|We all want to do the right thing. Eliminating
the waste in an exhibit program is just one example of changes where we can make
a difference. Yet, often companies shy away because of a misconception that
having a green exhibit adds to the overall cost. Your exhibit and all that it
entails can have a tremendous impact on the environment. With a little
mindfulness you can take measures to ensure that you are doing your part.
The place to start is when you are developing an RFP. This is your chance to let vendors know what is important to your organization, to minimize the impact of your exhibit on the environment and to ensure that they incorporate your values into proposals they prepare for you. You should also open a dialog with your show manager about your environmental concerns. Although a good number of these people have already undertaken green initiatives, letting them know your concerns can open the possibilities of new initiatives and reinforces the importance of those already in place.
Here are some considerations to be shared with your show manager and vendors:
Checklists are a great tool to use in your show
planning. I found two on the web. One was created by ExhibitSeed.com and the
other was found in an article by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
titled OMSI Green Exhibit Certification – a cost-saving tool for the exhibition
©2014 by Barry Siskind