Give-Aways

The most ecological option is to do without give-aways. How often have you yourself received well-intentioned gifts that ended up in the trash after just a short time?


Give-Away

If you nonetheless want to show speakers and guests your appreciation in the form of give-aways, please consider the following options:

Wenn Sie Ihren Referierenden und Gästen dennoch Wertschätzung in Form von Give-aways entgegenbringen möchten, sollten Sie folgende Optionen prüfen:

  • Non-material gifts: donations to projects (with a social or ecological mission), sponsorships (e.g. tree sponsorships (deinbaum; primaklima)). If the donation is in line with the event theme, all the better!
  • Gifts supporting social causes or local artists (z. B. ZSGE, Züriwerk, Heimatwerk).
  • Meaningful, ecologically or fairly produced gifts (such as from . FairCustomer, Einfach Weniger, Greensign, Greenpromotion, Pandinavia, Rrrevolve, Socialstore, Werbepflanzen, ETH Store)
  • Meaningful, ecologically or fairly produced gifts (such as from FairCustomer, Einfach Weniger, Greensign, Greenpromotion, Pandinavia, rrrevolve, Socialstore, Werbepflanzen, ETH Store Do you need a bag for give-aways or documents? The Zurich Foundation for the Welfare of Prisoners and Discharged Persons (ZSGE) makes bags from the waste paper produced when printing Swiss maps.

Here’s an example of good practice:

  • The organisers of the 14th Conference on Location Based Services chose a SIGG water bottle (also available from the ETH Store). They opted for a conference bag of 100% organic cotton from social Fabric. The bag is fair-trade (partner organisation Freesetglobal), and the colours for the imprint GOTS -certified.

    Social Fabric sells other products too, such as those in connection with a refugee project in Zurich. You can find out more at the studio in Binz or by e-mail
    Give away eyample: Printed SIGG bottle and carrier bag made of fair-trade organic cotton
    Give away eyample: Printed SIGG bottle and carrier bag made of fair-trade organic cotton