Checklist for Hosting a More Sustainable Event

Checklist for Hosting a More Sustainable Event
Food provided is vegetarian, vegan, locally sourced, organic, etc.
Reduce Energy Use
Hold the activity outside to avoid having to use indoor lights and heating/cooling systems
Reduce Landfill Waste from food
Use reusable service ware
Use compostable service ware
Provide convenient, clearly labeled compost bins; compost bins can be requested from Physical
Plant via FixIt
Provide tap water, not bottled or spring water (Aramark can provide tap water)
Avoid individually packaged food items
Make arrangements for leftover food and beverages to be donated (Campus Kitchen)
Reduce Landfill Waste from materials
Signs and decorations used for the event are reusable, recyclable or made from repurposed
Minimize paper use (use ½ or ¼ size handouts, print double sided)
Ensure recycling bins and compost bins are conveniently located and clearly labeled
Sustainability Communication
Make an announcement to inform participants of sustainability efforts at the event
Provide informational signs about sustainable qualities of the food or promotional items, e.g.,
benefits of local, organic or vegetarian items
Promotional items or other event supplies are produced in an environmentally friendly and
socially responsible manner, can be reused, recycled or composted and are produced regionally