April 22 is EARTH DAY and in recognition of that, the Campus Center & Event Services Office would like to share with you 5 easy GREEN MEETING tips that you can incorporate into your next event:
GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 1
Make the entire online registration process paperless
Online registration software completely eliminates the need to produce paper event marketing materials or registration forms. Gas guzzling shipping and waiting times are things of the past when you have dynamic, custom designed registration websites that are available 24/7/365.
GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 2
Encourage reusable water containers
You can keep tons of individual water bottles from crowding up landfills and even save on the energy that would be used to recycle them by encouraging reusable water containers. Give attendees an eco-friendly drinking container or logo mug at registration that can be refilled at water stations located throughout your event.
GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 3
Make notes and presentation handouts digital
During speaker presentations and program sessions, you can greatly reduce paper waste by encouraging attendees to take notes on their laptops, iPads, etc. Even more convenient, make presentations and handouts viewable or downloadable online after the event or email them to attendees.
GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 4
Provide recycling stations throughout the event
Be sure to have containers for paper, cans/plastic/bottles and compost at your event. To ensure that these stations are used, make an announcement at the start of your event.
GREEN MEETING TIP NUMBER 5
Choose give-aways that are made from recycled and/or biodegradable materials
Give-aways items are a great way to connect with attendees, and they can also be eco-friendly if they are made from recycled and/or biodegradable materials. Shop and source locally to reduce the carbon footprint even more!
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