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Carolina Vosátková

Carolina

Carolina Vosátková

Prague, Czech Republic

Environmental Policies & Sustainable Destination Management


Carolina always loved to travel, organised events and care about sustainable development in different sectors.

For the past 12 years, she has been working in the event industry and last 2 years she became a Sustainability Event Consultant/ Revolution Manager.

She has been working towards more sustainable Events, Congresses and Conferences in European countries such as Geneva, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Prague and Amsterdam.

In 2018 she was also part of the ISO20121 event organiser team, which successfully achieved third party ISO 20121 (Sustainable Event Management system) certification in 3 different European countries in the same year.

She says that the most important for her is to go every day to work knowing that she is making a positive a sustainable difference: "Organising an event and dealing with so many suppliers, gives you a big opportunity to detect the issues and then support with solutions to prevent tons of waste and lower the carbon footprint".

Carolina 's specialties are probably staying optimistic, do not push to extremes and try to find the tailored approach for each individual/supplier/ team. "Everybody need a bit different kind of communication, motivation or nudging in order to understand/care and put sustainability in place", Carolina says. 


Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • Calculating Carbon Footprint
  • Energy Savings (Young Energy Europe)
  • Gender equality in Environmental Projects
  • Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Rural Development at Czech University Of Life Sciences
  • Currently finishing my MSc in Environmental Sciences, Environmetaly Policy track at Wageningen University in the Netherlands (Ranking: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/environmental-studies )
  • Environment and Development
  • Environmental Policy: Analysis and Evaluation
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Environmental Quality and Governance
  • EU Institutions and Policies
  • European Workshop Environmental Sciences and Management
  • Global and EU Environmental Law and Policy
  • International Environmental Policy

List of events and projects worked on:

  • IBBESS SymbioSUm Thinktank- Unilever Project
  • Consultacy Project for Prague Institut of Planning and Development
  • ESTRO 2018 Congress in Barcelona, ISO20121 certified event
  • ESA 2018 Congress in Copenhagen , ISO20121 certified event
  • ECSP 2018 Congress in Geneva, ISO20121 certified event
  • WCGIC 2018 in Barcelona, ISO20121 certified event
  • Prague Convention Bureau Breakfast, followed the ISO20121 principles
  • MED Sustainable Tourism Conference 2019, followed the ISO20121 principles & UNSDGs goals

David Muller

David Muller

Oregon, USA

Sustainability Consultant 

David has been honing his skills in Events Sustainability since the first Green Sports Alliance Summit, in 2011, in which he played an integral role through 2016.

After branching out as an independent consultant, he has continued to gain experience in sustainable event management as both a paid contractor and volunteer at various events, including music festivals, marathons, and large corporate events.

The foundation of his knowledge and experience, however, comes from his 5 years as Membership Director of the Green Sports Alliance, a role that had him learning from and advising sports stadium and arena operators, as well as event managers for marathons and other stand-alone events, on the full spectrum of sustainable management.

David became extremely well-versed around issues and best practices in waste/recycling/composting, water conservation, energy efficiency, food and beverage service, transportation, sourcing/procurement, staff training, internal/external messaging, et. al.

Most recently, he served in perhaps his most in-depth role yet, creating the comprehensive Sustainability Strategy and writing the Sustainability Impact Report as well as the Legacy Playbook & Toolkit for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, in concert with the 2018 USA Games Organizing Committee and project partner Tim Reeve.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:
MBA, Sustainable Business, Presidio Graduate Institute
LEED Green Advisor, U.S. Green Building Council

List of events and projects worked on:

  • Founding Membership Director of Green Sports Alliance, advising nearly 400 sports teams, venues, and leagues on implementing and advancing sustainability programs, along with key contributions to the creation of various resources for mass consumption
  • Founding member of Sport and Sustainability International, based in Switzerland and serving sport, non-profit, and business entities from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, and South America
  • 2011 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Portland, OR
  • 2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Seattle, WA
  • 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit, New York, NY
  • 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Santa Clara, CA
  • 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Chicago, IL
  • 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Houston, TX
  • 2017 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2018 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2018 Wine Country Marathon, Dundee, OR
  • 2018 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, '18-'19 Fall/Winter Line, Portland OR
  • 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Seattle, WA
  • 2018 Special Olympic Playbook & Toolkit
  • 2019 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, Spring/Summer Line, Portland, OR
  • 2019 Adidas 70th Anniversary Celebration, Portland, OR
  • 2019 Polo Noir, West Linn, OR
  • 2019 Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR
  • 2019 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference Presenter, Spokane, WA
  • 2020 Shamrock Run, Portland, OR
  • 2020 Adidas Employee Marketing Conference, Spring/Summer Line, Portland, OR

Antonio Cañas

Antonio Cañas Rojas

Bilbao, Spain

Sustainability and Circular Economy Expert and Auditor

Antonio is an industrial engineer, with a vast experience and training in circular economy, ecodesign and LCA and energy.

He is an expert in environmental communication and dissemination and was appointed European Diamond Ambassador in 2015 within the EE MUSIC platform, a European reference in the field of sustainability in musical events. He is also the jury specialized in sustainability in the Fest Awards.

A few years ago he founded Greenize and since then he directs this engineering dedicated to the development of sustainability projects and applied circular economy.

He is specialized in large events and R&D projects.

He is passionate about design and is restless by nature, has been for decades as a promoter of musical, film and cultural events, ingeniously creative, and professional globetrotter .... and above all, able to change forever your way of seeing the world, giving you the tools necessary for you to act the change.

List of events and projects he has worked on:

  • Pilots and consultancy for Guide for Sustainable Events in Basque Country
  • Jury specialized in Sustainability in Premios Fest
  • EE Music Project
  • EE Music Europe Awards 2015
  • EE Music Europe Diamand Ambassador
  • Slow Fashion Next Meeting 2015
  • 17th International Congress of Dietetics 2016
  • 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations
  • Basque Ecodesign Meeting
  • Kilometroak
  • Fiesta de la Vendimia
  • Bilbo Basket
  • BIME
  • Ebrovision Music Festival
  • Bilbao BBK Live Music Festival
  • Somos Estrellas Festival
  • Caostica, Short Film Festival
  • BBFA Meeting 2016
  • Ibilaldia 2013
  • Bilbao World SUP Challenge
  • Bio Bike Eguna 2014

Degrees and qualifications:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • MsC. Renewable Energies
  • Expert in Ecodesign and LCA
  • Part Qualified Doctor in Project Management

Auditor for:

  • ISO 20121
  • EPD
  • ISO 14006
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001

Mak Tsan Lam 麥贊霖

Mak Tsan Lam (Matthew) is our Leadership Team member based in Hong Kong. Passionate about event sustainability, he has a boutique consultancy Earth Production aimed at helping events in Hong Kong to operate sustainably.
He has been interested in sustainable events since the 2012 London Olympics when it awoke in him that the event industry could be silently damaging the environment and society after every seemingly 'successful' event. It inspired him to take action without hesitation.
"Hong Kong is a vibrant and bustling city. While fans around the world are cheering at the Rugby Sevens in the stadium, local people celebrate the Lunar New Year with dancing dragons and lions on the street. I love Hong Kong is a city that is full of fun. And I believe that sustainable events management approach is one of the most important drivers for our society to become a sustainable city." says Matthew.
Matthew has been in the PR and event management industry for 10+ years and his next goal is implementing an ISO 20121 certified event in Hong Kong. He is currently taking sustainability-related courses on SDGAcademy.

Brett Blumberg

Brett Blumberg 

San Diego, USA

Sustainability Manager

Details of experience:

Brett's first taste of event sustainability came as a seasonal contractor for ESPN over the course of 6 years, helping to mitigate the environmental impacts of various events around the country.

After a short career as a remediation engineer, he joined Kilowatt Events, Inc. and helped launch their new dedicated sustainability wing, Kilowatt One.

Because Kilowatt's expertise is producing traditional events, the company advantage comes from their ability to weave event sustainability into the fabric of the event production process under the control of a single company, ultimately saving time and effort for clients and creating deeper impacts throughout event operations.

His education in engineering gave him the technical toolset needed to tackle large-scale social and environmental issues while his degree in business has provided the ability to clearly communicate the value in doing so to all stakeholders.

Event sustainability must make business sense, and he is excited to help grow the industry as it becomes increasingly important in an ever-changing world.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • B.S., Environmental Engineering
  • MBA, Sustainability
  • LEED Green Associate Accreditation
  • Permaculture Design Certified

List of events and projects worked on:

  • Winter X Games
  • Summer X Games
  • ESPY Awards Show
  • Dew Tour

Lorenzo Orlandi

Lorenzo Orlandi

Verona, Italy 

Sustainability Manager, Consultant and Auditor

Lorenzo has been working on sustainability projects as a professional consultant since 2012. His skills are related to marketing and communication project management, including stakeholder engagement projects.

He manages his own consulting firm LOCOM, to develop Corporate Social Responsibility projects and services, and sustainability statements reporting since 2014. The Company business is focused in sustainability report drafting and communication, stakeholder engagement and sustainable events management systems with ISO 20121.

In the last years, Lorenzo has been involved with the Business Administration Department of the University of Verona teaching “Sustainable communication and ISO 20121 sustainable event management system”. He is developing a research project work over “ISO 20121 criticality and benefits” involving many students in their university degree.


Since the ISO 20121 management system has been released, he has been trained and certified as a sustainable project consultant and internal auditor:

  • 2014 BSI (British Standard Institution) “Sustainable events implementing and auditing”
  • 2014 UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione) "ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management"

In the last years, he has developed sustainability reports, stakeholder engagement and communication projects for public and private companies.


Lorenzo has been ISO 20121 consulting and auditing manager for the International Festival "Tocatì" since 2015, a four-day festival, with an audience of 250.000 people. He is involved as sustainability consulting manager in Sport, Culture and Entertainment events to develop their management system following the ISO 20121 standard. 

Consulting and auditing experience on ISO 20121 standard
2015-2020: Festival Tocatì - CULTURE  
2020: Tones on The Stones - ENTERTAINMENT
2020: Cross Festival - CULTURE
2020: Lago Maggiore Marathon - SPORT

Crecilda van der Merwe

Crecilda van der Merwe

South Africa 

Sustainability Event Consultant

Crecilda started her career as an Environmental Consultant in 2008. Since then, she has been assisting small to large events with planning, managing and mitigating their environmental impact. Many of the events she works with pass through National Parks and conservation areas, which requires detailed planning to ensure their sustainability for future events.

Sustainability for her is a long standing relationship and journey with a team that has the same goal in being better, most importantly being better not just for themselves but for others too. She feels great helping a client achieve their plan of being able to recycle or benefit the local community or contribute towards conservation.

For Crecilda, ensuring event sustainability is a way of life, not a tickbox that you file and say "its done".

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • ND: Nature Conservation
  • IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing (South Africa)
  • Certificate: USB Executive Development LTD Project management course
  • Certificate: Assessor and Facilitator Training

List of events and projects worked on:

  • Absa Cape Epic 2010-2016
  • Cape Town Cycle Tour 2012-2016
  • Cape Town Marathon 2013-2016
  • Cape Town International Kite Festival 2013-2016
  • Moonstruck 2014-2016
  • Renewable Energy Festival 2013-2015
  • RedBull Lion Heart, Flugtag and King of the Air, Big Wave, Wings for Life events
  • Two Oceans Marathon 2012-2016
  • Transcape MTB
  • Tri-Rock Robben Island Triathlon 2012-2015
  • Ultra Trail Cape Town
  • UCI World Championships and Marathon (Pietermaritzburg 2015)
  • Wines2Whales Mountainbike 2010-2016

Greg Howell

Greg Howell

Queensland, Australia 

SEA Board Member, Event Sustainability Services

Greg Howell has been a dedicated environmental advocate since he began surfing. He grew up surfing Victoria’s coastline in the early 70’s and moved to the Gold Coast in the 1992 lured by the warmer water.

In 1989, he attended his first No Nukes Rally and has been a passionate environmental campaigner ever since.

Greg worked as executive director of Surfrider Foundation Australia, an organisation founded to care for the nation’s waves and beaches; he has kick started a range of local and national environmental educational programs; and has devoted time to a myriad of other environmental causes, organisations and events.

In 2008, inspired by the simple changes he believed event organisers could make to minimise the impact of events on the environment, he founded Climate Wave Enterprises, eco-logical event solutions and joined Sustainable Event Alliance in 2011.

He is currently working to promote the practices of sustainable event management, green supply chains and cutting edge events’ knowledge that is available to event organisers around Australia.

In 2013 Greg & Surfrider Foundation launched their inaugural Eco Challenge events which will be developed on the Sunshine & Gold Coasts to eventually be rolled out around Australia.

Cameron Little

Cameron Little 

Sydney, Australia

SEA Board Member, Consultant, Trainer and Auditor

Cameron Little, Principal of Sustainability Systems & Services, has two decades of experience within the environment, sustainability and corporate social responsibility sector and has been providing sustainability support for the events industry for over ten years.

In addition to an environmental science degree he has trained in Environmental Auditing, Occupational Health and Safety, Workplace Training and Assessment, and Permaculture and he is currently conducting research into Low Carbon Tourism.

Cameron works with a wide range of business, community sector, education, and governmental organisations, helping their sustainability champions to develop and embed effective policies, procedures and practices so that they can progress towards achieving personal and organisational sustainability objectives.

He has worked with events such as Peats Ridge Festival, V Festival, and World Skills Australia. He is Lead Sustainability Judge for the Australian Event Awards, for the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, Tertiary Access Group Awards (Australasia) and for the Australian Regional Development Awards, and is also the National Judge for the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

Cameron is a practitioner in the field and provides numerous sustainability-related resources and services to events throughout the year from small Council run events to iconic events such as the Sydney Festival and New Year’s Eve in the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

He lectures and provides training through numerous educational bodies in areas such as Sustainable Events, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Management Systems, sustainable buildings, permaculture, and sustainable living.

Meegan Jones

Meegan Jones 

International 

SEA Co-founder and Board Member, Event sustainability specialist

Meegan is an event sustainability professional focussing her efforts on using the power of events for positive action while also ensuring that events themselves are produced sustainably.

Her boutique consultancies Green Shoot Pacific provides advice, tools, systems support, training and practical solutions to the events and sport sectors. 

Credits include Sustainability Manager for Festival Republic (Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude Festivals, UK), Live Earth Greening Guidelines, project consultant for the UNEP Music & Environment Initiative, sustainability strategy for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, and external assessment of ISO 20121 for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She was recently Sustainability Programme Manager for Volvo Ocean Race 17/18 and with their award winning Clean Seas programme.


The third edition of her book Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide was published in Dec 2017 by Taylor & Francis and is an adopted text for many university degrees in event management. 

In 2018 Meegan authored the guide to avoiding single-use plastics at sporting events. She has also contributed the sustainability chapters to books Routledge Handbook of Festivals and Festival and Special Event Management.


She was a sector expert in the global working groups developing the GRI Event Organizer's Sector Supplement and ISO 20121. She is founder and chair of the Sustainable Event Alliance  and has trained more than 1000 events organisers in sustainable event management through 40 local governments.