Checklist for Green Events

 

Nowadays, every attendee who is traveling to an event using different transportation options is causing carbon emissions.

What can you do to make your event greener?

Below is a summarised checklist with methods and their impact on the environmentally sound organisation of an event.

Actions for participiants

1 Mobility

  • Choose a hotel near location (minimize travel distance while taking existing infrastructure into account)
  • Strategic „mobility partners“ (e.g. Eco-Taxi, shuttle service)
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

2 Accommodation

  • Stay in climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

3 Paper

  • Save paper (use electronic media)
  • Climate neutral printing
  • Recycled paper

 

Actions for organisator

1 Mobility

  • Choose location to minimize travel distance while taking existing infrastructure into account
  • Strategic „mobility partners“ (e.g. Eco-Taxi, shuttle service)
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

2 Energy

  • Choose location that uses renewable energy
  • Use green electricity (green electicity certificates)
  • Reduce energy consumption (thermal insulation, energy efficient technology)

3 Accommodation

  • Recommend climate neutral hotels
  • Minimize travel distance

4 Catering

  • Ecological catering with seasonal products
  • Procurement of regional products
  • Avoid packaging or transporting drinks by useing e.g. big bottles (minimize transportation distance)

5 Paper

  • Save paper (use electronic media)
  • Climate neutral printing
  • Recycled paper
  • Carbon accounting and offsetting

6 Procurement of products and services

  • Minimize transportation distance (use local services)
  • Avoid waste (use long lasting products)
  • Reduce energy consumption (use energy efficient products)
  • Eliminate waste (use long lasting products)

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Myriam

Myriam

Myriam van Alphen-Schrade is a Marketing & PR expert and currently holds the position of Senior PR & Communication Manager at XING EVENTS.
Having worked in various management roles for fashion & lifestyle products for many years she is now enjoying being part of the meetings and events industry.

Myriam has published various studies including the Social Media & Events Report 2012 and 2013, which has become a must read among event organisers and is considered as an important source of information on the subject of social media in the event industry.
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