Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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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