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Sustainable Events Guide


Download our free guide to sustainable events, to learn:


  • What is a sustainable event?
  • Why does it matter?
  • Quick wins for your next event.
  • Overview of ISO 20121.
  • Roadmap for implementation of ISO 20121.
Sustainable Events Training

Our training modules can be delivered as a condensed one day workshop, or more detailed workshops over a series of days.

At the end of the workshop series we will provide you with the tools necessary to achieve ISO 20121 accreditation.




  • Scoping – preparing your business for sustainable events.
  • Mapping your attendee journey & understanding opportunities for sustainability.
  • Creating a sustainability strategy and action plan.
  • Sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • Evaluating the sustainability of your event.
  • Continuous improvement.
Sustainable Events MOT

We can audit a live event for you to assess your current sustainability performance.

Legacy has developed an event specific, audit methodology which reviews your environmental and social impact covering our 9 sustainability themes.

The audit will also cover key stakeholders and responsible procurement of products and services.

Research and Consultancy

We can carry out quantitative and qualitative research to help you succeed in the fast paced, constantly changing events sector.

What others say

Simon de Garis
Working with Legacy has been a delight!

From the first meeting they understood the brief in detail and had a passion and excitement for the event that matched ours! Even though Legacy was based out of our area, they quickly linked in with local organisations and understood the challenges that we faced with our event. Throughout our time working with Legacy, our social media engagement has exponentially increased and while they more than achieved the original brief, they have delivered further and unexpected results and our team were able to pick up many useful hints and tips along the way that will be well used in the future. The best way we can describe the Legacy team would be 'awesome' and we can't recommend them highly enough!

Simon de Garis
Project Support Officer - Worcester County Council
Ian Dodd
Great partners

Abena, and her company Legacy, partnered with Totem Sustainability on a comprehensive sustainability report for a very large, on day sporting event in central London. The report examined the current state of 10 areas of impact and provided recommendations to improve the events sustainability performance. The legacy team brought great insight to our project, supporting the audit of the event, leading on sections of the report and reviewing for final approval. Abena was organised, responsive and flexible to the needs of the client, producing work of high quality and instilled a professional approach in the team working on the project.

Ian Dodd
CEO - Totem Sustainability
Grace Church
Awesome workshop

The Legacy workshop really opened my eyes to how I can make a difference in a way that was accessible, interesting and creative.

Grace Church
Front of House - Platform 9
Marion K'ourio
This course has been a true inspiration

I feel much more aware and ready to take actions to bring sustainability at the core of my missions. I have already taken some huge steps and I feel grateful to have a supporting document (the action plan) to keep taking more actions in future months even though this course is finished. This course has been a true inspiration as well as an infinite well of knowledge. Abena and Carole are incredible professionals, and provided a challenging and creative course.

Marion K'ourio
Event Experience Manager - Formula E
Victoria Potter
The workshop was time very well spent - both enlightening and motivating

The workshop with Carole and Abena has installed a fundamental long term set of goals for us as an Events Team. It was time very well spent - both enlightening and motivating; and left us with a real sense of how we can set achievable goals, deliver them and in turn produce reports to show the impact the initiative has had on the environment. The session guided us to be practical and realistic about how we intend to meet our new goals, yet encouraged us to push ourselves as a team and an organisation.

Victoria Potter
Head of Events - Permira