Respect for the environment, waste reduction and social inclusion are cornerstones of the Changenow organisation.
We are constantly testing new solutions and making the summit a laboratory for experimenting with responsible events.

Circular economy


Zero plastic bottles, no goodies, no kakemonos, no plastic badges, no carpeting on the stands.


Innovative alternatives: furniture made of recycled plastic waste, returnable packaging.


Second life found for scenography materials, transformation of tarpaulins into bean bags.


Innovative sorting system, composting of food waste, recycling of cigarette butts, awareness-raising and educational activities on sorting.






Responsible food ​

Welcome to ChangeNOW’s vibrant Sustainable Food Court, where food meets purpose and sparks curiosity. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable gastronomic experience that delights your taste buds while nurturing the planet.

Responsible food: Artisanal caterers championing 100% organic, local, and seasonal ingredients

Transparency: We aimed to ensure that each meal did not exceed 2.2 kg of COe, thus allowing restaurant owners to make informed decisions and select meats that generated less CO2. In addition, restaurant owners could reduce the proportion of meat to increase the number of vegetables to reduce the carbon footprint further. This approach helped promote a more sustainable future and empowered restaurant owners to take responsibility and make a meaningful impact toward a greener world.

Waste reduction: Each restaurant operator was required to offer a menu that could be consumed without the need for disposable containers, either by providing sandwich-style meals or using reusable containers for serving their dishes. We have staunchly refused the usage of any petroleum-based waste. This year, we have further expanded our efforts by implementing a bio-waste recovery program through mechanization technology.

Diverse options: Scrumptious vegetarian menus alongside eco-conscious dishes free of beef, lamb, salmon, and shrimp and all fish considered threatened according to the WWF list.

Inclusivity: A diverse mix of vendors promoting a culture of inclusion.

And the cherry on top, we minimize food waste by redistributing unsold items through dedicated channels. Join us to savor exquisite flavors and celebrate the power of sustainable dining!



All sessions broadcasted on the digital platform are accessible with subtitles in several languages. An instant subtitle translation system is available on smartphones.


We offer solidarity passes to facilitate access to those that are disadvantaged. We collaborate with restaurateurs who work for the integration of refugees or disadvantaged people.


A childcare area, workshops and awareness-raising activities are offered throughout the day on Saturday for children.


A central location in Paris

the Grand Palais Ephémère - easily accessible by public transport

A temporary bicycle parking area

to encourage this mode of transport.

A solution of carpooling

was set up

Digital participation

of some international speakers in order to limit the carbon footprint of their travel


Since 2020, we have been measuring the carbon footprint of the event while implementing an annual strategy to avoid and reduce emissions in all areas.

For the unavoidable emissions generated we set up climate contribution actions.

We also propose to participants to contribute to this project. In 2022, we initiated the eco-committed event audit and certification to go deeper in partnership with ClimateSeed.

to go further

Sustainable events

Replay ChangeNOW 2022

How can we create an event that is in line with the values of our time?

With : Rose-May Lucotte, ChangeNOW // Dominique Béhar, Réseau éco événement – REEVE Sebastien Nunes, Climate Seed // Séverine Larrouy, JASH Partenaire // Stéphan Martinez, Moulinot

Pioneering sustainable events

Blog post

ChangeNOW is recognized worldwide for its pioneering work in the field of sustainable events.

Sustainability Report

ChangeNow Summit 2022

Our main sustainable commitments in 2022