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 Hello from Positive Impact! 


February has been an exciting month at Positive Impact! The Year of Sustainable Tourism is in full swing and we are on our way to achieving our 2017 targets. Read more about our fantastic results in this newsletter.

This month's theme is 'what is the role of events in creating responsible consumption and production in the world?' 5 Gyres wrote a great blog about Marine Plastic Pollution, highlighting the importance of knowing where our excess production is being dumped and the damage is it causing to the environment. We also have two interviews from Future Fit and VMware who discuss our theme further.

If you want to get involved in writing a guest blog or participate in an interview, don't hesitate to send us an email - support@positive-impact-events.com

We look forward to hearing from you! 

2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

This Year, Positive Impact is telling the story of the power of events during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism.

Last month, we hit all our monthly targets for the Year of Sustainable Tourism.  We now have 119 Ambassadors on board and are excited to work with them to tell the story of the power of events and to promote our campaigns such as #shareapositiveimpact!

We smashed our target of  '20,000 people educated' and within the first month reached 77,211 people! Check out our full UN report to find out more about our success!

We are a not for profit so telling the story of the power of events is only possible with your support. 
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Visit Switzerland

We are telling the story of our sponsors sustainability journey on Twitter during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism. We are always retweeting Sustainability news from our sponsor Visit Switzerland! Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date!

Become an Ambassador 

Do you want to tell the story of the power of events?

We are looking for more ambassadors who will receive materials to share with their local communities. If you are passionate about sustainability and would like to become more involved with our campaigns, this is a great way to do so! 

Become an Ambassador and start making a difference!

VMware interview 

As part of our series of telling the story of the power of events during The Year of Sustainable Tourism, we spoke to Edward Perotti from VMware. Edward talked to us about the integral approach to Sustainability, integrating VMware's values in their events and some of the challenges he faces. To hear the full interview, click here  

What is the role of events in creating responsible consumption and production in the world?

This month, we asked 5 Gyres to write a blog post in relation to our theme of the month, "what is the role of events in creating responsible consumption and production in the world?" 5 Gyres' blog post encourages event professionals to go #plasticfree by refusing the top five sources of single-use plastic: bags, bottles, to go containers, cups and straws. Read more here.

Also, listen to our interview with Astrid from Future Fit who talks to us about the challenges we face in creating responsible consumption and production in the world. 

CSR shareday 

Become a host in our 24 hour global campaign, #CSRshareday! On the 21st April, share stories of people who are making a positive impact on sustainability in the world and share best practices and creative ideas to inspire others. To find out how you can get involved, click here.

Associate Training Day 

If you want to expand your knowledge on sustainability and help us create a sustainable events industry, why not attend our Associate Training day? The Associate Training Day will be taking place at our office in Manchester on the 2nd March and we would love to see you there. Sign up here

If you're unable to attend we also provide online training. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us an email - emmao@positive-impact-events.com 

MPI events

Find us at the European Meetings and Events Conference in Granada on the 5-7th March! It is an excellent opportunity to gather event professionals, planners and suppliers together to network, receive education and confront challenges that we face in order to create a sustainable event industry. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events that we are attending.

Share your sustainable practices with us! 

We'd love to hear about the events you're attending and what has inspired you. Tweet photos of sustainability initiatives you've seen using the #shareapositiveimpact hashtag.

Our favourite example in February was taken in Malasia showing us that urban spaces can be green and eco friendly!

We'll be sharing some of our favourite pictures on our @positiveimpactevents Instagram page, so get tweeting!

Industry Highlights 

CEI Asia - http://www.cei.asia/article/harnessing-the-power-of-events/433771
Triple Pundit - http://www.triplepundit.com/special/sustainable-events/sustainable-events-industry-peace-justice-sustainability/ 
Meetings Net -  http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/10-top-tips-creating-peace-your-events#slide-0-field_images-68801
We really hope you enjoyed reading our newsletter this month and that you found the content both relevant and useful. We are constantly expanding our global community and love to hear any inspiring thoughts or ideas so do get in contact - just hit reply to this email! 

We wish you all a happy, successful and sustainable 2017! 

The Positive Impact Team 
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