TEC recently exhibited and presented at the EAUC Conference hosted by Loughborough University. It was an excellent event and a great opportunity to reconnect and discuss how the sector is responding to sustainability challenges.
In keeping with the events ambition to make this the most sustainable event to date, TEC made a number of subtle changes to the way it ran it’s exhibition stand.
For example, TEC provided QR codes to download materials rather than printing. TEC also chose not to purchase and distribute merchandise as “give aways”.
In taking this approach TEC not only minimized waste but were also able to reduce costs associated with exhibiting. TEC are delighted to be able to share £500 of these savings with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Through our Water Framework Supplier Wave, TEC had the opportunity to volunteer for the WWT. This charity protects, restores and creates healthy wetlands. Wetlands are part of our natural infrastructure, providing essential protection against climate change, floods, droughts and pollution.
Gill Pipes, Centre Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, said;
“We’re so touched that TEC are supporting us with their kind donation, in addition to working really hard to help us to maintain our meadows and bird hides. They did an amazing job, helping us to deliver both our wetland conservation and visitor experience work and their donation will mean we can do even more.”
Further information can be found here. WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) | WWT