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join us at one of these events happening over the COP28 fortnight

Talking about climate change and taking climate action is critical, but why not throw in some sustainable festive fun!  Know of any other climate action, biodiversity or sustainability focused events happening during COP28?  Let us know!  Email:!  

3rd December (11:30- 13:30 or 14:00 – 16:00) DIY Christmas T-Shirt or Jumper Upcycle Workshop

In this fun, creative workshop, you’ll upcycle an old t shirt or jumper into a brand new Christmas masterpiece!  You’ll be guided through the process by artist Becky Vincer, where you’ll choose to either use the templates provided, or make a design of your own.  Your design will be heat pressed onto an item of your clothing ready for you to show off at upcoming celebrations with family or friends.  There will be festive music, nibbles and merriment too!

£20 a ticket.  The session takes place at Rock Paper Scissors, Canterbury at 2 timed sessions: 11:30 – 13:30 and 14:00 – 16:00.  For more information and to book your place – CLICK HERE

5th December (10:30 – 12:00) – Introduction to Refilling

Want to shop with less waste and less plastic but not sure where to start?  Worried about how to use the scales or that you might spill washing up liquid on the floor? Fear not!  Join us at The Refillery, on Sun Street in Canterbury to learn all about the art of refilling and how to be a part of the plastic pollution solution this Christmas!

For more information and to book your place – CLICK HERE

6th December (13:00 – 14:00) – Sustainable Wreath Making Workshop

Hosted by the Community Oasis Garden at the University of Kent, have a go at making your own festive wreath using sustainably sourced materials.  All materials and tools will be provided, along with refreshments to get everyone in the festive mood!  This event will be partly hosted outside so wrap up warm!  There is no charge for the event, but donations would be very appreciated.

For more information about the garden please visit the Community Oasis Garden Website and to book your place on the workshop click here.

7th December (19:00 – 21:00) – People Planet Pint (COPPP28)

This is a unified alternative COP28 event, with PPP’s all over the country at the same time, to give those who may be tired of the relentless news cycle somewhere to come and feel heard, and learn about local action they can get involved with.  Join us at the “Congress of the People Planet Pints”, or “COPPP28” in Canterbury at the Monument Pub, St Dunstans!

No agenda, workshops or webinars. Just chat over some drinks.  For more information and to get your free ticket CLICK HERE.

9th December (10:30 – 18:00) – CCAP Climate Action Festival & Awards 2023

Engage with like-minded individuals, learn about the latest climate initiatives, and discover practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint. From family fun workshops and expert-led talks to a sustainable marketplace and interactive climate action games, there’s something for everyone.  Then stay on for the Climate Action Awards celebrating environmental sustainability in education, business and community.  

For more information visit or CLICK HERE for your free ticket.

12th December (10:30 – 12:00) – People Planet Pastry

A spin off from the original People, Planet, Pint event format, People, Planet, Pastry is still all about bringing people together to share what is going on in the local community, and ultimately, give hope that things are indeed happening in the climate action, sustainability space – just over pastries instead of pints!

Join us at The Refillery on Sun Street in Canterbury, for a reflection on COP28 as it wraps in Dubai.  Plus you can top up on all your cupboard essentials whilst you’re there – all plastic free!

For more information and to get your free ticket CLICK HERE.

go plastic free in 2023!

single use is no use

reWARD are thrilled to be working with Plastic Free Minster to drive their activity around making the village of Minster a plastic free community.  This nationwide movement spearheaded by Surfers Against Sewage aims to remove the reliance we all have on single-use plastic one plastic bottle, bag or straw at a time.  

Don’t wait until July, get started today with these top ten tips!

sustainable events show 2022

buzzing at the Barbican

Back for it’s second year!  The Sustainable Event Show hosted by Prestige Magazine returned to the Barbican this week.  

Danielle from reWARD spoke on the accreditation panel, following her recent ECOsmart certificate.  It was brilliant to see a new range of exhibitors this year and delegates not only asking questions, but keen to know the answers this year too! 

officially greengage ecosmart accredited

recognising and rewarding a sustainable business

At the end of 2022 we were thrilled to receive our ECOsmart accreditation from Greengage – we are now officially a certified agency partner!  

In 2023, we will be working with venues, primarily in Kent and the South East to help them on their ECOsmart journey.  Want some help getting your sustainability goals into action?  Or you might already be doing a lot and want to have it externally and independently approved?  Get in touch and let’s set up a meeting!  Email:

officially carbon literate

get confident talking about carbon and climate

Delighted to share we officially received our Carbon Literacy certificate this week.  

A fantastic course delivered by Jen Gale from Sustainableish.  If you want to expand your knowledge and increase your confidence when it comes to carbon emissions and climate discussions get in touch – reWARD will be launching a carbon literacy course specifically for event professionals in 2023 – email to be added to the waiting list.

john lewis partnership ethics & sustainability conference 2022

journey to a happier world

John Lewis Partnership officially launched their first sustainability and ethics conference this week at the fantastic IET Savoy Place.  

From food to fashion, equality, happiness and driving business with purpose were the themes of the day.  But it didn’t all remain on stage From venue selection, to signage, badging to menu choices – sustainability was a driving force throughout.  Really proud to have been part of such a flagship event and looking forward to compiling the carbon emissions report.

visit herts workshop

get confident talking about carbon and climate

Fantastic to run a sustainable events workshop for VisitHerts this week as part of their business recovery programme.  We covered a lot in 2 hours!  An introduction to sustainability (you need the science bit!), a best practice guide to sustainable events, a live case study with Danny Pecorelli from Exclusive Collection and then some actionable takeaways – what can you do this week/month/year?

Wanting to expand your knowledge and make your next event more sustainable?  Book a discovery call in and we can create a bespoke course just for you!  Email


climate action through art

Wow!  What an experience this was to be part of!  The first Rise Up Residency born from the amazing work Rise Up Clean Up do in Margate.  1 week.  17 murals.  Endless conversations started.  

Not everyone knows how to articulate how they feel about the climate crisis.  Art breaks down those barriers.  

reWARD proudly supported this initiative and also ran 2 zero-waste dinners for the artists as well as running a workshop with WashedUp Cards – greeting cards made using beach plastic.  Watch this video to really understand the scale of this project – mind blown!

CCAP's inagural climate action festival & awards 2022

canterbury - climate - action!

Brilliant to work with CCAP (Canterbury Climate Action Partnership) to deliver their inaugural Climate Action Festival & Awards.  Over 30 sustainable exhibitors, 12 expert led speaker sessions, 6 eco workshops and 200 attendees made for a busy weekend!  All with one shared goal – collective action on the climate crisis.  Congratulations to our Award Winners, looking forward to following their journey over the next year!

Are you a sustainable business?  Are you part of a climate action community group?  Get in touch as we would love you to be part of the event in 2023!  Email

kent biz fest 2021

Bringing together Kent's young business owners - sustainably too!

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We loved working with The Kent Foundation on their inaugural event after lockdown to celebrate business in Kent.  reWARD worked with The Kent Foundation to design and deliver the event at Coachworks in Ashford – maximum impact, minimum carbon footprint!

Covid-19: A Catalyst for change, Conference news article

how can we use this time as an opportunity to transform the event industry?

Thrilled to be featured in July’s edition of Conference News as I share my thoughts on how we can use Covid-19 as a chance to re-set and transform the industry towards a more sustainable future.

I discuss my fear of going back to a single-use society, the safety vs. sustainability debate and the role event professionals have to inspire change and set a new resilient standard for the event industry moving forward.

Read the full article here:  Covid-19: A Catalyst for Change

Conference News Magazine, July 2020 edition

aiic conversation with the mice industry, virtual event

"languages bridge social distance"

Re-watch our virtual event hosted by AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters)  as we discussed the role of interpreters in driving diversity and wellbeing at events and how sustainability will be essential in driving the the events industry post-lockdown.

With Martin Fullard, Editor – Conference News Mash Media, Jessie States, Director – MPI Academy & Raffaella Marchese, Conference Interpreter – AIIC PRIMS.

Virtual Event hosted on Facebook – ‘Interpreting the World’ andYouTube – AIIC Interpreters on June 2nd 2020.

spotlight on sustainability, speaker series

talking sustainability, events and life beyond Covid-19

During the quarantine period, it’s important to keep talking.  Have a listen to what a selection of like-minded sustainable businesses have to say in our recent interview series, as we discuss sustainability, the events industry post Covid-19 and what’s the first thing they will do when lock-down is lifted!  There is a downloadable PDF article for the interview with Little Green Book.

dark side of the wedding industry

how to build sustainability into your big day

In the excitement, it’s easy to overlook the negative impact a wedding may have on the environment – but it’s there!  The average wedding can create 20kg of plastic waste & 14.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions.  So what can we do?

In this virtual event partnered with Lily Jones Events, we look at the ‘worst wedding offenders’ and explore sustainable alternatives to ensure you still have the most amazing wedding day, just without the bad bits!

Virtual Event held on 24th April 2020.


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