Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting) Yes
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:
The Green Events program aims to accomplish five things: 1) provide resources to event planners, 2) evaluate planner’s sustainability initiatives, 3) provide opportunities of reflection and compare organization’s event sustainability, 4) inform and educate participants about simple green initiatives, and 5) compose a list of local, community resources.

By providing these tools to campus and community event planners, IU hopes to limit food and solid waste, support the local community, and, ultimately, make hosting a sustainable event easier.

Transportation question: • Participants are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation or to otherwise reduce their use of fossil fuels; Venue is easily accessible for attendees by foot, bicycle, or public transportation; Secure bicycle and locker storage is provided for attendees... etc.

Catering: Reusable dishware will be used OR materials will be recyclable or compostable and recycling/composting will be provided; All food served will be vegetarian/vegan... etc.

Energy: Reserve event space in a LEED certified building; Choose a venue and meeting time to ensure event can utilize daylight

Waste: Any prizes or giveaways will be sustainable and useful, or no giveaways are provided; Decorations are reusable, or no decorations will be used...etc.

Communications: Event uses paperless communications for advertising, registration,
announcements, and updates; Digital Certified Green Event logos will be sent to successful applicants to broadcast their event. Reusable Certified Green Event signs may also be lent to interested hosts.

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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