Environmental Sustainability

Drew Ripley Entertainment follows the best environmental practices:

Carbon Neutral

As of 2018, Drew Ripley Entertainment is Carbon Neutral. All carbon used for crew  transportation, power, and climate control during the year is offset through Gold Standard.

The Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA)

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

Balloons made from trees

Drew and his team always use locally manufacturered materials when possible. Drew Ripley Entertainment receives the majority of their balloons from Pioneer Balloon Canada, a manufacturing facility located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Pioneer Balloon Company is committed to responsible sourcing, and all Qualatex latex balloons are made from rubber trees located in plantations that are Rainforest Alliance Certified™. For more information, please see www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Low Waste

The Drew Ripley Entertainment team will survey their work area after every event to ensure that all left over balloon material is disposed of properly to the best of our ability. For all major sculptures and events, all spent balloons are returned to the shop for composting. Internal structures are reused whenever possible and recycled when necessary. Crew are required to use reusable water bottles and car pool where possible. As a result, most project achieve near zero waste. 

Helium

Drew Ripley Entertainment does not use helium and has never provided helium balloons for releases. Please ask us about alternatives to helium. They are often less expensive and more engaging. If you do use Helium, never release them the balloons, just pin and bin! 

Fleet Sharing with Vrtucar

Transportation for larger events for our crew is provided by Communauto. 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.
  • Virtucar’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.

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What can you do?

When your balloon has popped and needs to be retired, you can dispose of any leftover balloons in the regular garbage or please return them to the crew for proper disposal. Combat climate change, support your local conservation authority, Gold Standard, or the Rain Forest Alliance.