Why host a Zero-Waste Event?
There are many reasons, but here are the top three!
1) Make a statement about caring for our environment and community;
2) Educate event participants on waste reduction strategies;
3) Help the university divert waste from the landfill.
Who can host a zero-waste event?
Anyone! Students, departments, community organizations, etc., are all encouraged to make their events zero-waste!
Email us at least two weeks before the event* letting us know the event's size and what help you would like to make your event zero-waste!
How do you host a zero-waste event?
Email Sustainability Services firstname.lastname@example.org with at least two weeks advanced notice to let us know more about the nature of your event. We can provide “zero-waste event” signage as well as food waste and recycling bins. We’ll also coordinate with Dining and Conference Services if there is a need for reusable or compostable dishware. Please let us know if you’d like us to staff the event to help direct waste materials to the appropriate bins.
Make the zero-waste pledge!
By hosting a zero-waste event, you’re agreeing to the following:
1) Reduce the use of excessive packaging and single-use materials.
2) Reuse event materials whenever possible.
3) Recycle and/or compost items when appropriate.
*If your event is at the beginning of the school year, during Earth Week, or at the very end of the school year, we will need to know up to a month in advance, as those times are hectic. Thank you for your understanding.