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GoingGreen:Producing Sustainable Events
Amanda Simons | Greenview | Sustainable Events Program Manager
Jeff Chase | Freeman | VicePresident of Sustainability
Collaboration: We’re In This Together!
Creating a Green Event Plan
The Business of Going Green
Progress Not Perfection: Track and Measure
Think Green: Best Practices
You have the Power to Ask
Sustainable events happen with sustainable vendors
Sustainable venues are only as sustainable as those that operate and occupy them
Sustainable Destinations are better equipped to help support sustainable events.
Set a goal/expectations with your GSC and vendors
Assign a Green Leader for that show
Provide onsite training and establish a theme like “Keep it Green” to keep everyone focused on the goals
Identify the things you would like to track that matter to you and create a tracking form for all vendors
Establish a Donation Program and partner with local charities
Communicate your accomplishments with a post-event press release, blog or social media post
Conduct a Sustainable Event Assessment to gather baseline data and set goals for key impact areas such as energy, water waste and carbon emissions
Identify impact areas to track and measure with multi-year goals
Create informational signage to educate attendees on how they can contribute to the event sustainability goals.
Request written sustainability policy or commitment from vendors and exhibitors.
Promote sustainability goals on your event website.
Collect name badge holders and other printed materials for recycling.
Provide bins for unwanted tote bags and other expo giveaways.
Donate to local charity.
Replace bottled water with water stations.
Provide trash, recycling and composting bins —and staff with student volunteers to ensure proper waste disposal.
Green Meetings Industry Council
Convention Industry Council - ASTM Standards