BlogPaws set for repeat performance to reduce waste and set records with zero-waste initiative.
(BOULDER, Colo. – May 25, 2016) – Imagine a pet-welcoming conference that reduces waste and by collecting compost, recycles most everything, and helps the environment while teaching others how do it. Imagination becomes reality at the upcoming BlogPaws Conference in Phoenix, Arizona this June!
BlogPaws, Only Natural Pet, and the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) announce a zero-waste initiative partnership for the second year in a row.
In 2015, the BlogPaws Conference went “green” for the first time in its history. With an environmental goal to divert 65 percent of event waste from going to the landfill, this partnership created an astounding first-time achievement of 78 percent! Impacts of this effort are likened to saving the amount of carbon dioxide released by driving 1,800 miles, or the same amount of energy generated by a hamster running on a wheel for over 3,000 years!
By the numbers, the partnership reduced waste by diverting:
- 1,320 pounds of recycling.
- 380 pounds of compost.
- 62 percent reduction of paper for conference schedules.
Reducing carbon footprints and pawprints is essential to the planet’s future.. “We are excited to once again partner with Only Natural Pet and PSC so that pet parents can learn to adopt a ‘zero waste’ mantra in their own lives,” said Chloe DiVita, Director of Programs and Events for BlogPaws.” Seeing the success of the first effort to get as close to zero waste as possible, we are excited to bring this environmentally friendly movement to BlogPaws again.”
When we asked attendees how important our zero waste efforts were last year, 75% said that they were important or very important to them. This is a great indicator of the importance of the environment to the BlogPaws and greater pet community. We hope that BlogPaws is only the first of many pet industry events to provide exceptional events that engage positively with the local environment and community.
Combined efforts this year are focused on achieving as close to a “zero-waste”
The 3-day BlogPaws 2016 Conference takes place in Chandler, Arizona at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, which is going to be filled with 500 influencers, social media pros, bloggers, and brands. “We are thrilled to host the BlogPaws event. Seeing this demand for zero-waste conference partners has helped encourage our staff to meet our own zero-waste goals here at the Grand Sheraton,” said Beth Cambell, Assistant Director of Catering and Event Management.
Members of the media may connect with Carol Bryant, BlogPaws’ Marketing and Social Media Manager, at [email protected].
BlogPaws is the largest professional network of pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts with a yearly conference for anyone seeking to improve blogging and/or social media skills. BlogPaws is owned by Pet360, Inc. – a division of PetSmart. Visit: http://www.blogpaws.com.
About Only Natural Pet
Only Natural Pet is a complete line of natural pet supplies specifically formulated by a holistic veterinarian to be biologically appropriate for cats and dogs. http://www.OnlyNaturalPet.com.
About the Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition strives to be the leading organization for sustainable advancement in the pet industry. We promote creative collaboration throughout the pet industry that prioritizes business minded solutions for sincere environmental improvement. http://www.petsustainability.org.