Most corporate events are far from being green. They involve long flights and car journeys for both people and businesses and large uses of energy during the actual events. It’s time to make
your conference as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. You can do that with these three tips.
Plan for GREEN and follow through
Before you even create an event, think about the ways that you can make it as green as possible. When it comes to a part that isn’t inherently green, you’ll be more focused on making it work;
changing something that makes it sustainable. It is much easier to start with the aim, rather than change your thought process part way through.
Invest in reusable
You want every element of your conference to be as reusable as possible. This is especially the case when it comes to cups and bottles. Invest some money in reusable water bottles with your event
logo for people to carry around. You could also encourage businesses to bring their own for attendees at the venue, helping them market their own business, if you want to keep the cost and production down.
Communicate with others
Making others aware that you want a green event will help to improve their actions. Businesses who don’t know your event is a green one will be more likely to ruin your efforts without even thinking.
They won’t consider the cost on the environment of re-printing brochures or posters. You can also then encourage the guests to recycle at and around the venue, as much as possible.
Check with your venue if they can provide clearly labelled recycling bins.
Source local produce
Look for local food options. To increase social sustainability look to partner with a venue or caterer who sources local ingredients.
Try to reduce the amount of printed material used for the event, instead you could consider loading all conference material on to a USB or email an information pack prior to the event.
It is possible to make your event more sustainable than ever before. While you can’t change all aspects, you can use the above tips to improve your chances for your next conference.