Our mission

At Native Events, we are reconstructing the Irish cultural sector, transforming it from its current state to a more environmentally sustainable model. We seek to collaborate with institutions and individuals whose goals are aligned with our own. We believe that the cultural sector has the potential to inspire individuals to think creatively about their connection to the environment, to each other, and to industry. The future of the planet depends on individuals and organizations adopting a regenerative approach to all of their activities. We see the cultural sector as the driving force towards facilitating this change.

The team at Native Events is led by Megan Best and Michael Soro. Both environmentalists from an early age, we were inspired to found the company in 2017 as a response to the waste and inefficiency we had witnessed in the events industry, in a bid to affect change. We are passionate about and educated in sustainability and circularity, and are keen to bring the principles of the sharing economy and industrial symbiosis to the wider creative and cultural community. We firmly believe in taking a new perspective on the use of resources, advocating reuse whenever and wherever possible.


Studio E, D-light studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

Tel 003 53- 858886238
Email info [at] nativeevents.ie
Web www.nativeevents.ie


Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm


We produce sustainable events, including shows and markets, demonstrating Irish innovations in crafts and sustainability. We supply trained and skilled crew to events, who follow our ethos of efficiency and sustainability. We hire bespoke, ecodesign, upcycled furniture and decor, and temporary solar power installations for events, shows and activations.

To date we have produced Ireland’s first sustainable fashion show, and a fully-curated sustainable Christmas market in 2019. We also collaborate and consult with the wider events sector, and we have worked with St Patrick’s Festival, the Body&Soul Festival, event industry suppliers Ryans Cleaning, Life Festival, and D-Light Studios to name but a few.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.