Whether you are celebrating a big milestone with your company or an anniversary with family, here are a few simple tips to help make your event sustainable.
When acting in the name of sustainability, it’s important to keep in mind that we are aiming to sustain a healthy quality of life for all. This refers to both present and future populations around the globe. While not every action you take will meet this goal in its entirety (that’s a huge challenge), the idea is to create a ripple effect of positive action from your initial act.
Although I don’t have a checklist to share on how you know something is sustainable, I do have a general suggestion as to how you can assess things on your own. In this particular circumstance, it comes down to proper management of resources. That often translates into two simple gestures: reduce & reuse.
Below you will find a few concrete examples of simple acts you can initiate at your next event. While not every gesture is possible in every situation, even the smallest act can reduce the overall carbon footprint. And, if it’s executed in style, I can almost guarantee you will inspire one of your guests to follow suit at their next special occasion.
While these are just a few tips to reduce the carbon footprint and negative environmental impact of your next event, they hopefully have inspired you to start thinking sustainability. If you have a suggestion to share, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below and inspire others to take a greener approach for their big occasion.
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Employee engagement, community clean-ups, charitable giving, tree planting, and environmentally friendly packaging are just a few of the many examples of socially responsible initiatives.
October 2016 marks the 2nd ever Campus Sustainability Month which officially kicked off on the 1st of the month. Since 2003, Campus Sustainability Day has been celebrated internationally, however in 2015; the events flowed over to fill the calendar for an entire month.