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Sustainability: Green Event Planning

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"In this day and age, green meetings are an imperative.  It's not an either/or proposition—it's not either the economy or the environment—we need to, and can, focus on both."  

Nancy J. Wilson, CMP, principal of Meeting Strategies Worldwide, a Portland, OR-based meeting management company that specializes in sustainable meetings

Stark State College Green Event Guide

Check out our top 5 ways to green your event...

Top 5 Checklist

      Plan ahead! Communicate your waste reduction goals to all involved.

      Go virtual!  Utilize e-invitations, blogs, websites, or email for sending out invitations and information.  

      Buy local!  Support area businesses when purchasing food and/or supplies.

      Provide reusable items instead of one time use/disposable items for serving food, nametags & lanyards, decorations, signage, etc...  If this is not possible, make sure items are easily recyclable AND be sure to include a request for recycling bins!

      Print only upon request!  If you must print, make sure to minimize margins, print double sided and use recycled content paper.

For more ideas, check out the Stark State Green Event Guide posted below.

Free Your Event from Bottled Water!

Check out the guide below to "take back the tap" at your next event and avoid the waste, expense, and environmental problems with bottled water.

Facts from Food and Water Watch

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