Green Events Checklist
❒ Event promotion is primarily conducted digitally (through email, social media, and web-based marketing)
❒ Printed materials, such as posters and handouts, use tree-free or FSC-certified recycled content paper
❒ Banners are of a durable material and designed to be used from year-to-year
❒ Large-scale posters are printed or mounted on cardboard (not foamcore)
❒ Conference information and agendas are made available primarily on an accessible app or web platform
Check out the Resource Library section on Promotional Materials for guidance.
❒ Catering order is designed to minimize food waste (see Resource Library for guidance)
❒ Leftover food is donated to students or a local food pantry
❒ Small plates are provided to guests (to curb food waste)
❒ All cups/glasses are reusable, recyclable, or compostable (*see note about compost bins)
❒ All beverages are served in reusable containers or dispensers
❒ In Kimmel: Food is served on reusable or compostable dishes
❒ Outside Kimmel: Food is served on reusable dishes, or compostable dishes where compost collection is available (*see note about compost bins)
❒ Food is served on reusable, communal platters with no individually packaged items
❒ Menu entrees include vegetarian and vegan dishes
❒ Menu items feature plant-based dishes by default
❒ Menu items feature organic and local ingredients
Check out the Resource Library section on Food and Catering for more information.
❒ Landfill, recycling, and compost bins (*where available) are located together and labeled with proper signage
❒ *Compost bins are used for events in the Kimmel Center or GCASL
❒ Reusable name badges are distributed AND collected for future use
Check out the Resource Library section on Waste Management for more information.
❒ Decorations are reusable and/or rentable
❒ No balloons (latex, mylar, helium filled, non-helium filled)
❒ No disposable tablecloths (made of paper, plastic, vinyl)
❒ Use only potted plants or cut flowers that are grown organically and/or domestically
❒ Items have utility (serve a purpose/function)
❒ Items are considered long-lasting (can be used for 3+ years without needing to be replaced)
❒ Items are made from sustainable materials (such as cloth, bamboo, stainless steel, glass, cork)
❒ Items are purchased from certified B Corporations
❒ Apparel is made with organic and/or recycled-content materials
Check out the Resource Library section on Decorations and Giveaways for more information.