• 22/04/15 Environment , Event Marketing , General Marketing , Green Marketing , Karran Finlay Marketing , kfm , Marketing , Sustainable Event Management , Sustainable Marketing , Uncategorized # , , ,

    Happy Earth Day! Our Top 7 Sustainable Practices

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    At kfm, we’re proud to call ourselves an environmentally sustainable agency. We continue to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Here are 7 ways we have implemented sustainable practices in our daily operations.

    kfm’s Sustainable Practices

    1. Over 75% of our employees bike, walk or take public transit to work. We will also be participating in Bike to Work Week this May.

    2. We use paperless technology whenever possible and only print materials when absolutely necessary.

    3. We recommend remote meetings to reduce unnecessary travel.

    4. We recycle waste materials in our office and on-site at events.

    5. We save energy in our office by turning off the heating, air-conditioning and lights. We turn off computers and printers overnight.

    6. We use tap water and refillable bottles rather than a water cooler.

    7. We reuse materials and repurpose equipment whenever possible.

    Shoutout to our Green Clients!

    We take pride in representing clients that are similarly concerned with environmental sustainability.

    Greenscape Design & Décor
    In addition to their extensive collection of environmentally friendly products, Greenscape donates 100% of their reused products to charities, schools and associations. 75% of their employees use public transport for work, meetings and tasks. They also employ an extensive recycling program for the unique materials they use in their design work. Read more at http://www.greenscapedecor.com/sustainability

    Pedersen’s Event Rentals
    At Pedersen’s, environmental initiatives are happening at all levels within the organization – from simple efforts to reduce energy on a daily basis, to aggressively seeking ways to minimize packaging of goods. In addition to their recycling program, they have a high efficiency dishwasher and laundry system, they use 100% biodegradable plastic bags, and reusable plastic boxes and bins for storing and shipping. See more at http://vancouver.pedersens.com/community/environment

    Empyrean Lighting
    Empyrean is at the forefront of the LED revolution, specializing in design technology that presents an efficient, cost-reducing, green and safe lighting alternative. They also developed a turtle-safe LED lighting series to reduce the fatal effects of artificial light on sea turtle hatchlings. These lights that have been utilized on beaches in Australia where they were ranked in the TOP 100 of Australia’s smartest innovations. Read more at http://anthillonline.com/andromeda-turtle-safe-led-street-lighting-qld-2014-smart-100/

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  • 21/07/14 Corporate Events , Design , Environment , Event Decor , Event Planning # , , , ,

    Client Spotlight: Pedersen’s Event Rentals

    Pedersen’s Event Rentals is celebrating 65 years of successful business! Since 1949, Pedersen’s has been a pioneer in the industry of event rentals with top-quality products, uncompromising service and environmentally responsible operations.

    Pioneers of the Business

    Pedersen’s innovative spirit inspired them to be the first to introduce many new products to the market that have developed into popular event must-haves. For example; Vancouver’s first Chivari Chair, introduced by Pedersen’s in 1992, is now considered an event staple for many corporate and celebratory events. Pedersen’s also has exclusive rights to many premium products, such as Riedel wineglasses and luxury china.

    A Family Company

    Starting out as a family catering business decades ago, Pedersen’s has now evolved into a trusted event rental company spanning across three major cities – Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.

    Celebrating 65 Years

    Pedersen’s celebrated their recent 65-year anniversary in top fashion at their new warehouse. The new location, situated along the scenic Fraser River, is perfect to accommodate their growing business and inventory needs.

    The celebratory event showcased a variety of products available to rent from Pedersen’s amble inventory.  The showroom also featured breathtaking floor-to-ceiling arrangements from two local business professionals, Flowerz and Greenscape Design and Decor.

    Guests were treated to an evening of delectable hors d’oeuvres and entrées, mixed lychee cocktails and wine, and a colourful self-serve dessert bar presented by the creative geniuses at Culinary Capers.  Here’s to many more years of success!

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  • 21/07/14 Corporate Events , Design , Environment , Event Decor , Fashion , Uncategorized #

    Client Spotlight: Greenscape Design & Décor

    For the last 20 years, Greenscape Design and Décor has been creating exquisite foliage masterpieces using captivating designs to transform any space.

    Beautiful and Creative Design Solutions

    The design team at Greenscape constructs plant landscapes for both interiors and exteriors, using both real and replica products. They offer a variety of products and services from temporary creations for corporate parties to permanent displays for hotel lobbies. From bold designs to delicate understatements, Greenscape’s décor experts work closely with clients to understand their vision.

    Ask the Experts

    Greenscape offers an endless array of design expertise and décor services to national and international clients, and enjoyscreating beautiful environments for a large repertoire of industries. Their experience includes transforming spaces for hotels, restaurants, businesses, weddings, homes and more.

    Recognizing Excellence

    The team at Greenscape Design and Decor has recently been recognized with a tremendous amount of award recognition for their creative work and stunning results. The award nominations include:

    • Star Award nomination for their annual holiday work at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
    • Competing Finalists in two categories for the Event Solution Spotlight Awards
    • Two Reader’s Choice Awards for Favourite Decorator or Design Supplier and Favourite Event Supplier
    • Spirit of the Industry Award
    • Burnaby Board of Trade Business Person of the Year Award presented to the team president and company owner, Corinne Kessel

    For the full press release on their accomplishments, click here.

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