Category Archives for "USA"

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

Ulrika Nilsson

Ulrika Nilsson

New York, USA

Consultant and Event Producer with sustainability expertise

Details of experience:

Ulrika was born and raised in Sweden, a part of the world that has always been focused and concerned about the environmental, economic and social issues in the world.

Scandinavian countries are big advocates for sustainability and are far ahead of many other counties, people and businesses in this aspect.

She feels that it is their duty to care for, respect and increase the responsibilities for how they live and conduct their businesses today. 

Since the creation of the Redcircle, their goal has been to find the most sustainable approach for each step and category in event planning: In conceptualization, promotion, marketing, coordination, logistics, production, execution, talent sourcing and management as well as all aspects of consulting.

She says that no client of them can resist the benefits that come with their sustainable event approach; cost savings, positive reputation, environmental innovation, raising awareness, social benefits, influencing decision making and increased return on investment, etc.

She thinks people can ALWAYS make sustainable choices and she always challenges her clients to push a little harder, do a little more and make it part their business.


Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

Ulrika has never pursued sustainability degrees, qualifications and training until now, when realizing that she had no proof of her sustainability practice, no matter for how long this has been a natural approach for her. 

Sustainable Event Alliance is her first step in putting a seal on her sustainability vows and practice.


List of events and projects worked on:

She strives to work in sustainability regardless of who the client is and regardless of what event or project I am engaged on - inclusive but not limited to:

  • Marketing Programs & Promotional Campaigns
  • Company & Product Launches
  • Fundraising & Charity Galas
  • Destination Management, Incentive Travel & Exclusive Retreats
  • Motivation & Team Building
  • Exhibitions, Trade Shows & Open Houses
  • Experimental Rewards & Services
  • Social Events

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