Roseville Home and Garden Fair

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
Fairview Community Center
Number of Attendees
1,000
Date of Event
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Organization Hosting Event
City of Roseville
Brief Background on Event
Home and Garden Fair includes exhibitors, seminars and food service
Food
Food Practices
Required safe food handling practices
Used good menu planning and portion control to reduce waste
Implemented a food waste recovery initiative (food to hogs, composting, etc.)
Condiments in bulk
Waste & Recycling
Waste Management Methods Used
Trash Disposal
Recycling
Organics Management (food/paper waste composting, food to hogs, food donation, etc.)
Program Audiences
Recycling - Vendors/Exhibitors
Recycling - Event Participants
Organics Management - Vendors/Exhibitors
Organics Management - Event Participants
Additional Info
Trash 3 lbs 6 oz, Recycling 25 lbs 11 oz, Organics 47 lbs 3 oz Removed all trash containers from the building and funneled everything through waste stations.
Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction Methods Used
Use of technology to minimize paper waste (e.g. online registration, webcasting, no printing of meeting materials
Construction and Deconstruction
Rental of temporary structures (e.g., stages, tenting)
Other Initiatives
Please describe any other green initiatiives implemented at your event?
Had a station where Roseville residents could pick up free recycling bins
Results
Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
96%
What has been your biggest success in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Taking an event were everything used to end up in the trash and turning it into an event where next to nothing was put in the trash. Telling the facilities director that we would not fill up her dumpster this year.
What has been your biggest challenge in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Working with vendors to change their practices - no candy wrapper, no cheap disposable trinket giveaways.
How were the green initiatives received by event attendees and/or vendors?
Attendees were very receptive and enthusiastic.
Will you plan to implement green initiatives again?
Yes