Using TRACE to improve our environmental impact at events

Sustainbility in the events and entertainment industry is an ever growing topic of discussion and petition for change to improve our carbon impact and do our part in the battle against climate change. It is well known that, as hard as we try, events are often not sustainable and can cause a lot of waste as well as carbon emissions. However, the pandemic showed how important it is for us to have in-person celebratory, experiential, and all other kind of events to boost our happiness and well-being. This is why we have been exploring how to accurately measure our carbon impact at events we do in order to use this data for ourselves and the client to see what can be improved and adjusted to lower the carbon emissions next time.

This is where we discovered TRACE by isla. A carbon impact measuring and reporting tool that makes it easy to gather data from attendees and suppliers in all different aspects of an event; energy usage, production materials, food and drink, waste management, and crew, suppliers, and attendee travel, transport, and accommodation.

Once data has been inputted, clear and helpful graphics are created that outline exactly how each section contributes to the overall carbon output. This helps in understanding what areas are the most impactful and where reductions can be made in order to improve the sustainability of our events.

Implementing this carbon capturing from the beginning of the event planning process makes for a much easier and more accurate report to be made as it gives us more time to input the correct data and consult with clients and our suppliers. TRACE can be easily formatted towards attendees too, in a short questionnaire that they fill out online during registering for a ticket to the corresponding event.

We would like to encourage our suppliers to be involved and proactive in using TRACE since their launch of the supplier portal, making it simple for everyone to upload their figures without the hassle of us chasing you for the information!

It takes only a few minutes of your time but will contribute massively to a bigger picture of creating a future of more sustainable events. We will be able to collaborate with our trusted suppliers by reviewing the data post-event and discussing what changes or adaptations can be made for the next event to ensure that carbon output levels are decreased.

Here is what one of our freelancers had to say about using TRACE for the first time at one of our events:

“I used TRACE for the first time to collect carbon data for an award show throughout the set up and the event itself. I had never used anything similar before, however I found TRACE extremely easy to use and navigate. Everything is categorised so you can work through step by step and input your data as and when you can. When calculating distances traveled and energy used the site does all the calculations for you making your job stress free, and saves a lot of time so it’s especially useful when working in fast-paced environments where there is a lot to do. I would definitely recommend using TRACE for your next event in order to assist in initiating the steps to a greener, more carbon friendly production.”

Join us in measuring our carbon and waste impact and help to make the events industry a more sustainable place to work!


It is always a pleasure to work with @cheltbid to bring their events and place-making experiences to life in the town centre. ICYMI - you can read all about our work with them here:

Catch the next BID in-town event at @thebreweryquarter for #Wimbledon

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On 15th April, @cheltbid welcomed the incredibly talented @pandorasboxperformers to Cheltenham High Street for an afternoon of show-stopping Street Circus! πŸŽͺ

The audiences were witness to stunning aerial performances, acrobatics, and super-strength, and we had such great feedback on providing entertainment that has not been seen before in Cheltenham πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ

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A new blog post is up about NR Events at the BFDG Awards πŸ“½οΈ

And see how the event came together in the official BFDG Awards highlight video! Thank you to @galkalay and @tamsingreen ✨

We're looking forward to 2024 already 🀩

#eventmanagement #productionmanagement #eventprofs #wemakeevents #awards #productiondesign #filmawards #bfdg #thelondoner

We were really pleased to take on the Production again for this year's @british_film_designers_guild Awards at @thelondoner, Leicester Square 🎬

The set up was a huge task, and thanks to @palmbrokers, @universalpixelsvideo, and @peakhire, a breaktaking stage was built to incorporate the sustainability theme of the show 🌱

Here's a time-lapse of the 9 hour build of the room by Peak Hire 🀯

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Back in February we worked with Brandwalk to plan, run, and deliver Cadent's first larger event, their Supply Chain Sustainability Conference 🌱

It was an inspiring day for their suppliers and sparked important conversations about how they can work together to create a greener future for the gas industry. πŸ’­

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The observation wheel in Cheltenham was a population attraction for its three week visit spanning Valentine's Day and the school half term! 🎑

We have loved working with @cheltbid to deliver local town events and placemaking experiences 🀍

Read more about what we produced with the BID in our newest blog post -

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In January, we were back working with the brilliant Keystone Conference & Event Management to assist with the running of the annual SPVS Congress. 🐈

A change of venue this year to Hilton Birmingham Metropole created a great event for all delegates with access to informative panel sessions, talks, and numerous knowledgable exhibitors. 🩺

Find out more about SPVS Congress as well as our other recent corporate events in our latest blog post -

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TRACE by isla. is the carbon impact measuring and reporting tool that we use to do our bit in improving sustainability within the events industry. 🌱

We are grateful to isla. for having created a platform so simple to use and do those tricky calculations for energy use and waste so we don't have to! πŸ”’

We like to offer TRACE to our sustainability conscious clients so that you are able to see what areas of production need simple adjustments in order to create a much greener event. 🌟

Read our latest blog post to find out the benefits of using TRACE -

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Are you wanting to host a virtual event but no idea where to begin? We can help you! πŸ’»

We have great knowledge of the best platforms to hold a webinar, online conference, training, and more. You can relax knowing that you are in capable hands and the tricky technical side is taken care of. πŸ™Œ

Drop us a message or email to find out if we can help you for your next online venture...

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This week, discover some of our services that you may not have known that we offer...

We can research and book the perfect venue for you! πŸ”

Here is a snippet of what we cover:
- Understanding all of your requirements
- Prioritising guest experience and needs
- Knowledge of desired locations
- Ensuring accessibility for all
- Considering leading sustainable venues

DM us or email if you think we can support you on finding the best venue for your next event! 🌍

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#eventorganisers #eventorganiser #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs

Meet the rest of the team πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

Company Founder - Natasha

Having lived and breathed events for more than 15 years, Natasha has worked at every level of event production and management and set up NR Events in 2012. She has vast experience and knowledge of all types of events and will ensure your project is executed to the highest standard.

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Meet the rest of the team πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Event Manager - Emily

Having worked full-time at NR Events for a year now, Emily has worked on a huge variety of projects from major UK festivals to corporate events for prestigious brands and companies. She has led on small-scale projects, managing teams of crew and freelancers to deliver high quality events.

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Introducing the newest member of our team - Event Assistant, Sophie 😊

From recently joining the team with NR, Sophie is excited to dive into the Events industry. Having previous experience in photography, art, and marketing, her knowledge varies over the creative sector. Her skills are versatile which helps with adjusting to different types of events. Sophie has had experience with planning and organising corporate events and creating photography commission work for a charity and small business.

We are really excited to have her on board and take on more of the corporate aspect of the events we do! πŸ™Œ

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πŸŽ„ 12 Days of Christmas πŸŽ„

September: Once the festival season had finished, we settled back into the corporate events world. One of our highlights for the month was the Gift Card and Voucher Association Awards at @the_landmark_london πŸ’«

#christmas2022 #merrychristmas #12daysofchristmas #gcvaawards #thelandmark #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs

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