Category Archives for "Energy"

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

Paul Schurink

Paul Schurink

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Consultant and Specialist (Power)

Details of Experience:
Paul Schurink is an expert in the field of temporary energy supply, sustainability and innovations.

Paul holds a degree Master of Business in Energy systems (MBE) of Delft University of Technology and worked 20 year in the Dutch generator rental company Bredenoord, were he held different positions such as Manager Rental, Manager International Projects and Manager New Business.

He gained experience in several major events as being responsible for the power supply to the Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and Torino (2006) and as responsible a Project Manager for the supply of temporary power, water and temperature control equipment for UEFA EURO 2012 Poland/Ukraine.

Paul runs his own company, ZAP Concepts B.V., which offers consultancy in energy and sustainability; specialized in energy assessment, measurement and logging as well as design of the optimal power supply for events.

Paul has extensive knowledge of generators, power distribution, alternative power supply as fuel cell technique, hybrid generators, alternative fuels (GTL, bio fuels, bio gas), energy storage and general sustainability.

In 2014, Paul, together with Laura van de Voort (Extrema), founded the organization Green Events Nederland.

Green Events Nederland inspires festival organisers and through them festival go-ers. Festival goers are receptive for new ideas and impulses, so a festival is the right place to communicate a message or concept.

By providing independent and competent advise, Green Events Nederland takes organisers on an inspiring journey to environmental awareness, sustainable and social responsible entrepreneurship.

To increase sustainability of an event, cooperation between several suppliers is required. Green Events Nederland acts as the connecting chain, knowledge supplier and think tank.

Green Events Nederland shares its knowledge by its website and through knowledge courses, provided by experienced sustainability managers out of the event branch.


Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Management 
  • Master of Business in Energy systems (MBE) of Delft University of Technology

List of Events and Projects Worked on:

  • Indian Summer Festival and DGTL Festival as a sustainability coordinator since 2013
  • Power consultant by Extrema B.V. for their events Extrema Outdoor XONL, XOBE and Solar Weekend, ID&T Defqon1, MFBH Beat the Bridge, Festivaart, Coverland etc since 2013

Kristin Cushman

Kristin Cushman 

Monterey, USA

Specialist (energy, waste) and Event Producer with Sustainability expertise

Details of experience:

Kristin Cushman provides an on-the-ground approach to corporate social responsibility that is both realistic and sustainable. Kristin specializes in working with companies to structure sustainability policies then initiates grassroots ideas that extend this policy into the community.


Qualifications/Degrees/Training:
Currently being trained to host the Positive Impact workshop for the state of California.


List of events and projects worked on:

  • AT&T Pro Am, a part of the PGA tour
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Big Sur Half Marathon Gold certification program for both Half and Full Marathons
  • Castroville Artichoke Festival
  • Pebble Beach Food and Wine
  • Pebble Beach Company corporate events
  • Concours d'Elegance
  •  Concorso Italiano
  • Monterey County Fair
  • Harvest: Farm to Table

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.