Host a Zero-Waste Event

Posted:  May 12th, 2009 by:  admin comments:  0

You’re probably thinking I’m out of my mind. But, it is indeed possible to create zero waste at your next event. By following Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. principles, you’d be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Let me sketch out a zero-waste event plan to give you an idea.

Select a venue that is easily accessible by transit and has bicycle parking. Hold the event during the day in an outdoor venue. This will eliminate the need for lighting, ventilation and electricity. A good example of this could be a golf event, like a golfinar.

Once you’ve assembled your target audience for the event, deliver a presentation that can be given without digital slides. Offer snacks on reusable plates and serving platters. Choose decor that can be reused or rented.

Enjoy the great outdoors without leaving a mark.

The fact is that there are lots of ways to effectively green your event and make a zero waste impact. In 55 Ways to Lose Your Green Event Envy you will find 55 practical tips that will dramatically change your event footprint. You may think it’s too hard to commit to a zero waste event philosophy. But, the fact is it’s been done before and there are resources out there to guide you.

If you’re looking for more green event resources, check out a zero waste event kit.

And, if you’re very ambitious, don’t just make an effort, set a benchmark that’s worthy of recognition and good publicity. There are awards for exceptional zero waste events.


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