Planning an event? Great! But can you do it while still being kind to the environment? Take this quiz to find out how you'd fare planning a sustainable event.
According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the item discarded most at special events is paper. Surprised? Think about all the flyers, paper plates and other junk you get handed at events these days.
The supports were made from trees decimated by pine beetles and the canopies were reused parachutes. Talk about taking "reuse" to heart!
No, it's not a hybrid of a zucchini and a kiwi. A ZeeWee is an event that produces absolutely no waste (or tries to).
More than 20,000 trees is a whole lot of forest! Events -- especially concerts -- are notorious for waste.
1,500 miles will take their toll. You can reduce energy consumption and pollution by serving food at your event that's grown and raised locally.
Believe it or not, something as simple as collecting and reusing name badges not only reduces waste but saves $1,000.
Saving 3 cubic yards in the landfill is one reason to ensure recycling is implemented at your next event. But don't stop there -- choose recycled paper to begin with to keep the cycle going.
Using public transportation saves a whopping 1.4 billion gallons of gas per year.
Even small measures like sending electronic invitations and eliminating paper handouts can save bucks on printing and paper costs.
Creating a sustainable event takes a lot of work and planning. So before you do anything, sit down and make a plan. Know your goals and they'll be esier to achieve!