Green Events Checklist
For more detailed instruction and guidance on how to comply with the requirements listed on this checklist, please review the relevant sections of the Green Events Resource Library.
❒ 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.
FOOD & CATERING:
❒ 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 & GIVEAWAYS:
❒ 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.