Climate change website ensures COP26 soil is put to good use

Event Cycle and Spruce help ensure large-scale events can have a lasting impact

As the world assesses the legacy of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, work has just begun for a team based at COP26, which is focused on ensuring that the conference brings value to communities across the board. ‘Scotland.

Event Cycle, in conjunction with event services from MJ and Spruce, are working together to ensure the reuse of as many flooring materials as possible. At the heart of this work, 15,000 m² of carpet from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center will be lifted and donated to the social enterprise Spruce. As the only flooring reuse charity in Scotland, Spruce will ensure that over the next few months the flooring reaches the organizations and households that can truly benefit from it.

Austin Hardie, Managing Director of Spruce Carpets, said, “This is a unique opportunity for Spruce. Our social enterprise focuses on working to help the community and the environment. The two are not mutually exclusive.

“With the global focus on Glasgow, this agreement with the UK government and Event Cycle allows us to pass the legacy of COP26 on to households and community organizations in Scotland who are in dire need of support. We will stock the high quality carpet and accessories. in low-income homes across the country as part of our ongoing work.

“One of our guiding principles is to provide opportunities for people who have been excluded from the labor market so that there are benefits for so many levels of society. At a deeper level, Spruce relies on collaboration. This work shows exactly what can be achieved in collaboration with partners. A classic example of “think global, act local!” “

Chantal Kerr-Sheppard, Director of Event Cycle, said: “We are delighted to be included in the legacy work of COP26 after setting up Event Cycle to address the challenge of sustainability in an industry and create impact. social positive in another. We are so happy to be able to benefit organizations all over Glasgow and to continue to do so after the event is over. “

Jennifer Bishopp, COO of MJ’s Event Services, said: “As a supplier of fully sustainable flooring for the events and exhibition industry, MJ’s has been committed from the start of this project to finding the most durable for all flooring products used. The choice by the organizer to use a residential carpet at COP26 immediately led us to engage with Spruce to reuse as many carpets as possible. We hope this rug will make a difference for low income households and maybe add some warmth to people’s homes this Christmas. ‘

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