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The Sustainable Occasion - Our Story

Updated: Aug 1

Welcome to The Sustainable Occasion (TSO for short). We partner with you to create your special event in a mindful and eco-ethical way and assist you to celebrate like you love the Earth.



My name is Tai Ryan. I'm a daughter, sister, mother, friend. I'm a half-decent baker, a book worm, a coffee lover and a very average green thumb! I'm an Event Manager and a stewardess for the environment.


As TSO Founder, I have over 15 years experience in the events industry, bringing countless private, corporate and public events to life! My zero-waste journey began in 2017, following a plastic-free challenge set by a close friend. Instead of birthday wishes or gifts, she asked us to instead take one action towards improving the environment. I took plastic food wrap off my shopping list and quickly learnt the alternatives.


Soon realising that whilst I was incorporating zero-waste thinking into my home life, my work life was a different story. So I began to reframe the reasons behind the events I was creating, to question my suppliers, discover alternative and to educate myself, my colleagues and my clients on the best practices for hosting eco-ethical and environmentally friendly parties and events.


To help you reduce your event's environmental impact, TSO offers party kit hire options complete with crockery, cutlery, servingware and games, as well as waste and compost removal. TSO also offers events planning and consultancy services, and the TSO Event Guide is close to completion.


Get in touch via email or phone to find out more!

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