According to Powerful Thinking, powering an event can account for up to 70% of its carbon footprint. With this in mind we work with our clients to implement greener energy solutions by combining:
Waste is a persistent and visible issue for events, both on-site and during pre-production. It can creep in from a wide range of sources and accumulate rapidly if left unchecked.
Common sources of waste at events are:
When a project calls for the use of resources, we plan, track and reduce where possible with preference always given to re-use of existing assets and up-cycling over-consumption of virgin materials.
We give consideration to the full lifecycle of all elements of a project and make a plan for the end, at the beginning. With this approach, we strive to reduce the quantity of materials and energy we consume, increase re-use rates and decrease contributions to landfill sites.
Whilst waste is clearly something we want to avoid, we also feel the need to address the underlying resources used in the production of our work. Often, a simple decision, such as to choose an FSC plywood over a sheet of Chinese MDF could have a significant environmental impact. We educate ourselves using available sources, from government-supplied figures to industry resources such as a Greener Festival, Julie's Bicycle and Powerful Thinking, as well as using common sense.
As is usually the case, however, there are certain finishes or types of production techniques which do not currently have an 'eco' option. We strongly advise our clients against such action and are actively working internally to align on how we can avoid using materials and finishes which are a heavy burden on the environment.
Getting equipment and crew from point A to point B, reliably and on time is a huge part of our business as a production company. We often rely on light and heavy goods vehicles that run on fossil fuels (usually diesel) and until alternative technologies mature to the point that there is a viable alternative, our approach here is to mitigate the consumption of fossil fuels using the following methods:
Producing great events and experiences is hard-work and calls for a tight-knit group of dedicated and passionate superstars to be successful. We see this as our most valuable resource at Okoru and over the years have built up a very special collection of people that we are proud to call ‘the team’.
We have an overwhelming sense of duty to support and enrich our colleagues in their work and wider lives because we know that this is simply better for everyone - including our clients and the local community.
This philosophy is woven into all aspects of our operations, but there are two specific areas we’re particularly proud of: