|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2019|
University of Wisconsin-Madison
IN-5: Green Event Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Office of Sustainability
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, including the specific components selected above:
The Green Events student intern team at the Office of Sustainability works to reduce the environmental impact of events on campus. Student interns partner with clients throughout the process of planning and running the event to provide guidance for sustainability-related improvements in six categories: Venue (including choosing energy efficient buildings and equipment), Decor, Communications, Transportation, Food, and Waste (including ways to minimize paper waste).
Events certified through this program include the Wellness Symposium, Badger Volunteers Celebration, Breakfast with Bucky, Earth Day Conference, and the Office Professionals Conference.
An updated program will be launched in Spring 2019, complete with four levels of certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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