Drew Ripley Entertainment is committed to the best environmental guidelines for all projects and events. The company's mandate includes the following activities:

 

General

  • Drew Ripley Entertainment is a member of The Pro Environmental Balloon Alliance (PEBA) an organization committed to educate clients and the public in the positive environmental side of balloons, their correct use and disposal.

    Rubber Trees (Hevea Braziliensis)

  • Drew Ripley Entertainment receives balloons from Pioneer Balloon Canada, with a major facility located in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Pioneer creates the highest quality non-toxic, latex balloons. For more information, on their products please learn about the Balloon Council
  • As a member of PEBA, Drew Ripley Entertainment does not provide helium balloon release services, and no helium was used in the MakerExpo 2018 project. Please ask us about best helium practices.
  • All team logo patches are made through a Fair Trade program in Nepal. More information can be found on www.bagaloon.com. Video. Additionally clothing and costumes are Canadian made or purchased through Fair Trade when possible.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • The Drew Ripley Entertainment team will survey their work area after the event to ensure that all left over balloon material is disposed of properly to the best of our ability. For MakerExpo 2018 all spent balloons will be returned to the studio for another project.
  • Internal structures will always be reused whenever possible, and recycled when necessary.
  • No single use water bottles are to be used by the team. All team members will be provided a refillable container.

Transportation, Carbon Foot Print

  • Vehicle Transportation for large events is made available by Vrtucar. This creates the following advantages:
    • Our fleet is scalable and shared with other small businesses! We only use larger vehicles if they are specific to the needs of the client. This green practice saves fuel, carbon emissions, and it also saves the customer money.
    • Vrtucar’s mission is to deliver a car sharing service which empowers people to make affordable and sustainable transportation choices. We are glad to support them in their efforts by using their fleet effectively.
    • Additionally for MakerExpo 2018 all artists' residence provided is within a walkable distance.
  • For MakerExpo 2018, an approximate total of 2.2 tons of carbon will be spent to create this project (mostly through team member transportation). While the main product comes from sustainably sourced Latex Trees, an additional carbon foot print will be offset through a donation to Trees and Trails Give Grand