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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Green Events

A green event or meeting incorporates environmental considerations to minimize the negative impact on the environment. Green events are about increasing economic and environmental efficiency by minimizing the use of resources and reducing the amount of waste produced from event activities.

Planning a green event involves looking at the decisions you already make in a new light. The main categories to consider are:

This document will help you by outlining ideas to consider implementing, and stimulating questions you can ask of event contractors and providers.  It is separated into two versions; one covers smaller, more frequent events, like departmental meetings; the other covers larger, higher impact events.

Please note, although each event is unique, we have created checklists to be used in planning your event.  Although not every action may be relevant to your event, please see how far you can go towards having a green event. 

 

Small Event Sustainability Checklist

Large Event Sustainability Checklist

 


SMALL EVENTS

Examples: Departmental monthly meeting, fine arts gallery opening, small conference or meeting

Venue

Ordering Food & Beverages

To avoid excess food and beverage remaining at the end of the event:

Communications

Transportation


LARGE or MAJOR EVENTS

Examples: National Conference, Basketball game, Graduation, Feast of St. Ignatius

Venue

Food & Beverage

Communications

Transportation

Evaluation

We are looking for feedback on these suggestions.  Please contact the Office of Sustainability at sustainability@luc.edu with your ideas to green events at Loyola.  Thank you.

Loyola

Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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