BLOGNovember 20, 2019

How Can an Event Company Benefit Community and Respect the Environment – UN Global Goals

How Can an Event Company Benefit Community and Respect the Environment

UN Global Goals


So much goes into producing special events and so much can come out of it. Guests can be left with unforgettable encounters and life-lasting experiences, while also leaving behind a trail of excessive waste and missed opportunities for positive impact.

  • GOAL 5 GENDER EQUALITY 
  • GOAL 8 DECENT WORK AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • GOAL 10 REDUCE INEQUALITY
  • GOAL 12 SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

FOUR KEY STEPS

Planning

The Global Goals provide a framework to grow within both as individuals and as a company. While many goals inspire us and tie to our personal and communal values and initiatives, Goals #5, 8, 10 and 12 are most impactful to our organization and industry. 

Commitments

We support Goal 5 by ensuring full participation in leadership and decision-making by a predominantly female staff. Further, we are committed to prioritizing women (and minority) owned businesses as vendors and event partners. Over 50% of the companies we hire or collaborate with are also women-owned. 

Goal 8 not only defines our business, as we are a small-sized entrepreneurial business but also compliments our hiring practices and employment principles. We strive to maintain a fair profit share between all employees by being employee-owned and create opportunities for team members to develop clients and/or internal tasks and roles that allow greater compensation for each individual. Because of this many staff hold varied roles within our organization. Additionally, our starting rate is above minimum wage, we cover food and travel expenses, which is not standard in our industry, offer no-interest loans to staff, and support with company assets staff endeavors related to our industry.  We encourage creative problem solving through idea share and alternating tasks and responsibilities. By being a team of equals instead of a set hierarchy we are able to foster greater team morale than we’ve noticed from other similar organizations in our industry.

Although we are a small team, we aid in forwarding the principles of Goal 10 by ensuring we hire and support vendors from a wide range of backgrounds and practice equal pay policies. When it comes to the makeup of our company, women and minorities are the majority.

Goal 12 of substantially reducing waste through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse plays into many aspects of our industry, from general waste generated during the production and run of the event to the carbon footprint created by sourced materials. We consider this aspect in all parts of our business, including sourcing materials created locally or nationally, working with local vendors and employing local talent, using sustainable disposables, and reusing and/or donating leftover materials and product. We also work to donate excess food to woman’s shelters following events.

Actions

We feel like many of the Global Goals resonate throughout our organization. The makeup of our team and values we prioritize show our support of Goals 5, 8, 10 and 12. We support and push to clients other women and/or minority small businesses, with a focus on local and/or vegan options and chefs in food offerings. We offer free support and discounted services to other women and/or minority small businesses, and are active in related small business and women based groups and collectives. Although our impact is small, using it to share our intentions of first reducing and conserving, and further, making it a point to inform our guests about the sustainable options we’ve selected, as well as how to consume less, we further the principles of Goal 12. Concurrently, we recommend clients include the option to purchase carbon offset credits for larger events, and have a list of related charities we suggest clients partner with for ticketed events that are women, minority, or environmental focused.

We commit to supporting Goal 5 by continuing to employ a majority of women and minority staff. We hope to continue our efforts towards Goal 8 by increasing existing employees’ company ownership percentage in the next year, and years to come. By increasing business within our existing principles, we will continue to adhere to Goal 10 in supporting other women and minority vendors, suppliers and staff. In line with Goal 12, we forecast that as our business grows we will be able to greater influence the industry standards regarding using sustainable materials and considering waste and carbon offsets of event production.

Progress

GOAL 5 – GENDER EQUALITY – ENSURE FULL PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING

Our team is majority women as well as majority, minority standing individuals. Women and minorities have, “full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making” in our company.

Goal 8 – DECENT WORK AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH – PROMOTE POLICIES TO SUPPORT JOB CREATION AND GROWING ENTERPRISES

We promote, “development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation”, by paying over minimum wage, being employee-owned, sharing responsibilities for greater profit share. Through our success, we encourage the formalization of other similar-sized enterprises. We also publically and financially support a charity that offers financial services to other small businesses and support financially and through mentorship independent projects of staff, related entities, arts and non-profit.

GOAL 10 – REDUCE INEQUALITY – ADOPT FISCAL AND SOCIAL POLICIES THAT PROMOTES EQUALITY

Our organization’s policies, including fiscal, wage and social protection policies, are progressively designed to achieve greater equality amongst our team and our vendors and collaborators. We strive to be a company that individuals can find longevity in an industry where that can be a challenge.

GOAL 12 – SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION –SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE WASTE GENERATION

We are actively participating in “substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse” by 2030. We intend to continue to utilize and promote other local, sustainably-focused, small businesses as well as ways to reduce waste in the event industry.

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TICKETEDNovember 08, 2019

Hot Situations – Nov 9th, 2019

We’re excited to be supporting Hot Situations at the door and in love and vibe at their SEASON FINALE event Saturday, November 9th, 2019 2pm-10pm at a secret location (disclosed with ticket purchase).

Familiar DJs, magic food, live performances, your favorite characters, all the hot connections, mixology drinks, mind transforming shows, and much more will keep you daydreaming all day long ❄️🌿☀️

Lineup:
SABO 
ILLICH MUJICA
CLAUDIUS RAPHAEL
MEMOS
SALIMBENI
JOEY GREINER 
TORY

Live Violin Performances by Jonathan Bregman (@BregsViolin)

TICKETS

INVITE ONLY, SPONSOREDOctober 28, 2019

Danny Cole Halloween – Oct 31st, 2019

Artist Danny Cole presents his upcoming NYC performance of Welcome Creature this year on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st. We’re excited to be collaborating with Austin-based Aces High Creative, in support of a Halloween Creature special, starring Matt Shultz (Cage the Elephant), London O’Connor and various special guests and featuring live music from Joy Again, Instupendo, Harry Teardrop, and Pretty Sick. All set in Industria‘s beautiful Williamsburg location.

Photos from Cole’s last New York performance from Sacha Lecca for Rolling Stone here.

INDUSTRIA
39 S 5TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11249

TICKETEDOctober 25, 2019

KidSuper Birthday Party – Oct 25th, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Come celebrate Halloween and the biggest weenie wünderkind we know, KidSuper! This year we are down in the historic Wall Street district raising the roof on one of capitalism’s oldest haunts. Make sure you come weird and be sure to say Hi to us behind the Jagermeister sponsored bar.

DJ SETS BY

ODALYS
ANGEL AND DREN
DJ SLICE
LILBUNBUNS
E MADONNA

Tickets available at BDAY.KIDSUPER.COM!

SPONSORED, TICKETEDSeptember 30, 2019

THE ILLUMINATI BALL – OCTOBER 4, 2019


AN IMMERSIVE THEATER EVENT
AT A HISTORIC TEMPLE IN NEW YORK CITY

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in attending, please fill out this required application

The most thrilling, surreal, unique and immersive masquerade ball in the world. 

Indulge in a surreal and unforgettable experience where you’ll be led through an exploration of the myth and mystery of the Illuminati by sirens and sailors, mermaids and sacred cows, barons and baronesses.

Explore your deepest desires with fearless fire performers, provocative dancers and interactive experiences unfolding continuously throughout three sprawling floors in our stunning Illuminati temple. Be sure to say hi to the NYC EVENT PRO team behind the bar!

The Illuminati Ball is brought to you by Speakeasy Dollhouse and is sponsored by Hiatus Tequila, Glyph, and Communal Brands

Hiatus Tequila set out to find a family-owned distillery in the place that gave tequila its name. In the town of Tequila, in Jalisco, Mexico, they found a family that makes award-winning tequila—traditionally, transparently, and passionately.  Hiatus Tequila is naturally clean yet complex, ideal for sipping neat, but also shines in a cocktail. 

Glyph is the first whiskey ever to be made at the molecular level without any barrel aging. The company uses analytical chemistry to identify the specific molecules responsible for the unique flavors, aromas, and characteristics of various spirits, sources them pure from more efficient sources in nature (like other plants, fruits, and yeasts), then uses these molecules — or ‘notes’ — as building blocks to create their own original profiles of whiskeys.

Communal Brands create classic wine for modern people. They only work with small growers that farm sensibly and produce wine in a traditional manner. They collaborate with their wine makers to design artistic labels which offer a visual tasting.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, TICKETEDSeptember 19, 2019

Bushwick Essential Music & Art Show – Sept. 20-22nd, 2019

Back for its 3rd year, the Bushwick Essential Music and Art Show showcases a range of artists and craftspeople in over 10,000 sqft of old industrial space. This year also features a large, boho-style outdoor tent hosting health and wellness presentations and demonstrations from daily throughout the event.

Surrounding the tent are dozens of additional artists and vendors offering everything from live painting and crafts to music and food.

The Essential Music and Art Show coincides with Bushwick Open Studio and is open SEPTEMBER 20-22ND, 2019 from 12:00PM – 8:30PM daily.

49 WYCKOFF AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11237

Opening Reception Party – FRI 9/20 from 5:30PM-8:30PM
LIVE MUSIC from 5:30 – 8:30 FRI | SAT | SUN
DJ SETS from 2:00 – 6:00 FRI | SAT | SUN

The Essential Music and Art Show is sponsored by:
The Covert Station — thecovertstation.com
East Williamsburg Market — eastwilliamsburgmarket.com
Red Note Studios — rednotestudios.com
Englewood Art Walls — englewoodartwalls.com
The Bushwick Collective — thebushwickcollective.com
NYC Event Pro — nyceventpro.com
Mother Meraki — mothermeraki.com
49 Wyckoff Ave — (coming this spring)

RSVP HERE

INVITE ONLYSeptember 16, 2019

Treble Tuesdays NYC x Virtual Love Zine Release – SEPT 17TH, 2019

Treble has been connecting artists and putting on some of the best emerging artists shows across the country for over two years now. We’re excited to be supporting Treble,  @amuse.io, and Jagermeister with a Jagermeister specialty cocktail open bar throughout the evening.  See you there!

This week we’re reuniting with our Virtual Love homies from the UK + Berlin and releasing our SXSW Special Edition Zine Release with performances by: Olah Bliss, Julian Soto, and more!

Presented by Treble Media.

RSVP HERE

Box Factory 1519 Decatur St
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Doors open at 8:00 PM

INVITE ONLY, TICKETEDSeptember 05, 2019

KidSuper Studios Presents Assembly Line – NYFW 2019

New York Fashion Week is known to be a hotbed for notoriously exclusive runway events, showcases, and parties. KidSuper’s ASSEMBLY LINE, a communal exhibition, and RECYCLING: A RUNWAY SHOW, both focus on demonstrating the importance of sustainable fashion and circular design practices, while promoting a Fashion Week event for and by the community. Presented in conjunction with Jagermeister and Wallplay, we’re excited to be supporting all three of these über-original brands behind the bar for their Fashion Week show and afterparty.

Designed to highlight the creatives behind fashion making, the installation attempts to pull back the industry mask, both by breaking down the barriers to “in-crowd” culture and eco-friendly practice.

Functioning similarly to a garment factory, the exhibition raises awareness around sustainability, especially in relationship to climate change activism. And although KidSuper recently hosted a critically acclaimed 2019 Paris fashion show event, as well as his first sustainable fashion exhibition, THE FACTORY, during Art Basel Miami in 2018, the artist/designer believes it’s imperative to bring this community-driven participatory exhibition to his hometown in Brooklyn, who have always supported him.

Reserve times for sessions @ factory.kidsuper.com.

INVITE ONLY, TICKETEDAugust 26, 2019

TREBLE x JAGERMEISTER – AUG 27TH, 2019

Treble has been connecting artists and putting on some of the best emerging artist shows across the country for over two years now. We’re excited to be supporting Treble,  @amuse.io  and Jagermeister with a Jagermeister speciality cocktail open bar throughout the evening.  See you there!

Presented by Treble Media.

Box Factory 1519 Decatur St
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Doors open at 8:00 PM

 

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