Make your next event Green!
5 tips on how to make your next event more environmentally friendly with little to no cost.

Whether you are planning a birthday party or a large conference greening your next meeting isn’t as complicated or costly as you might think. Here are 5 simple and low cost changes that can have a big impact.

- Try going paperless: There are countless ways this can be done. Try distributing presentations on electronic devices (for example a flash-drive) or via an event web site versus printing manuals for each participant; Go for electronic registration and email correspondence; and advertise using the web and/or email as opposed to mailers.

- Go local: Make sure the menu has vegetarian meals and have the chef include local, seasonal produce.

- Recycle: Request that your meeting venue to provide recycling bins for paper, metal, plastic and glass. Recycle or reuse left over event materials.

- Print it right: Work with an FSC certified printer; make sure materials are printed on recycled paper, using vegetable-based inks, and print on both sides of the paper.

- Forget the sugar packets: Request bulk dispensers for sugar, salt, pepper, cream and other condiments.
About the Author:
Jeanne Dasaro - Plan-It Green Consulting and Events

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