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Greening Your Event. By Lauren Berning. What Can I Green?. Everything! Duh…. Event Preparation The Event Event Clean-up. That sucks! Like, a lot. Event Preparation.

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Greening Your Event

By Lauren Berning


What Can I Green?...

Everything! Duh…

Event Preparation

The Event

Event Clean-up


That sucks!Like, a lot.

Event Preparation

Typical businesses generate ≈ 1.7 lbs waste/employee/day (source: AFPA).MIT has about 11,500 employees ≈ 19,550lbs waste/day!!

  • Name Tags

  • Bins - labeling

  • Whiteboards/Powerpoint

  • Binders/handouts – lack thereof

  • Gifts

  • Scratch Paper Notepads


How to Green the Event

  • Zero Waste

  • Catering

  • Proper Disposal Options

Nifty…


Catering - Food:

How to Green the Event

  • Local

  • Seasonal

  • Organic

  • Fair Trade

  • Vegetarian


Catering – Containers:

Plastic recyclable containers (#1-7) only

What are the alternatives?

No BOX lunches!?...

Amazing!


Catering – Containers:

Plastic recyclable containers (#1-7) only

Biodegradable materials & a composting option

What are the alternatives?

This is FUN!

I know, right?!


Catering – Containers:

Plastic recyclable containers (#1-7) only

Biodegradable materials & a composting option

Reusable dishes - washing option (me, mugs)

How to Green the Event

My job wins!


Catering - Caterers:

How to Green the Event

  • Bagel Rising

  • Basil Tree

  • Beaujolais

  • Bon Appetit

  • Haley House Café

  • Harvest Co-op

  • Lionette’s Market

  • Sebastian’s

  • Trader Joe’s

  • Veggie Planet

  • Whole Foods


Being Green Post Event

  • OR…for BYO meals...:

Tupperware ROCKS!

Incentives…Anybody want a cookie?...


Being Green Post Event

  • Name Tag Collection

  • Binder Collection

  • Handout Reuse/Recycling

  • Food Excess ([email protected])

  • Disposal


Logistics

  • Costs of different waste disposalsto YOU and MIT!

$$$???


Logistics

  • Sustainability – “Real” Costs

www.storyofstuff.com


You fill in the _____ ...

What we need from YOU!


What we need from YOU!

Stump the Lauren!

Name an aspect of an event,

I can tell you how to green it!

By Lauren Berning


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