Planning Tool | Plan Your Event: Create Your Customized Green Event Goals
Use this tool to set specific goals for your upcoming green event. Select the right focus area, goals, and green event planning options that are right for your event. Use this customized goal list to organize your committee, track progress, and help make decisions including venue, vendors, transportation, food, communications and event materials, housing, and people.
Questions to Inspire Green Event Planning
Sustainability starts with how we think about our choices and the decisions we make every day. Considering these questions, in light of your event's audience, purpose and resources, can help you evaluate which choices will work for your events from the many green measures detailed in this guide.
Green, Greener, Greenest Framework
Download a pdf of the complete Green, Greener, Greenest framework and explore green options for planning your event.
Committee Action Tasks Worksheet
Use this simple worksheet to organize your green event including identifying goals, actions steps, responsible person, timeline, and additional comments.
Sample Metrics: Measure Your Success
From tracking the percentage of waste material recycled instead of sent to the landfill, to shrinking the "footprint" of a whole event, it's important to be able to show results and measure your success. When people realize the impact of their efforts, they're much more likely to try a Greener challenge next time. Use this resource to help explore options for planning to track and measure the successes of your green event.
Models for Soliciting Bids or Proposals
Sometimes when planning an event you have to seek bids or proposals for activities, services, venues, etc. Use these lists of green elements, as needed, in any request for service bids or proposals. Being specific about your green expectations will help you get the best sustainable benefits from waste haulers, event venues, accommodations, caterers and other providers of event-related services.
Green Event Glossary
Not sure what something means? Want to learn more about green event planning? Visit our Green Event Glossary to learn more about the what-why-how of topics mentioned throughout the Green Event Planning Options Menu. Dig a littler deeper into the details of sustainable measures you may want to pursue to better understand the options available. This knowledge can help your whole event planning committee make the most sensible sustainable decisions for your event.
Greening Your Events Webinar
Not sure where to get started? Watch this 1-hour webinar to get started. The "Greening Your Event" webinar was recorded on 10.27.2017 and demonstrates how to use the Greeneventguide.net resource in planning your event. Learn a little about the history of the project and gain important insight in how to use all the resources this online resource has to offer.