|Submission Date||March 15, 2018|
IN-5: Green Event Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Dean of Strategic Planning
Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
|Yes or No|
|Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets||---|
|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)||No|
|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 Vassar green events certification program began in 2015, following the success of a number of large scale zero-waste events.
To be a green event the following areas should be addressed:
Catering: Supporting a local business, offering a vegetarian and/or vegan meal. Using compostable and/or reusable flatware and utensils
Paper consumption: Using sustainably sourced compostable napkins or reusable napkins. Providing meeting agendas ditigally. Making efforts to reduced the amount of paper printed. Rely primarily on digital communication for event publicity
Waste Minimization: Run the event as a zero-waste event. Have compost and recycling bins available. Have event volunteers monitor the waste stations.
Communications: Have signage explaining the catering and waste stations. Event organizer should make an announcement about the green initiatives at the beginning of the meeting/event.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: