Green Event Basics

Events of all sizes can do a lot to reduce their impact on the environment. Whether it’s a large community festival or your Thursday night book club, this event planning guide has a wide range of resources to help you learn why going green matters and what works for your event.

The resources below provide a broad overview of event greening and how to get started. You can also check out the Resources by Event Type page for a list of different event types and specific resources.


How to Host a Green Event

Any gathering can be successful and sustainable. Find tips on getting started with greening your event.

Helpful Facts for Greening Your Event

A helpful guide for understanding why going green matters, how it benefits the environment, and how you can save money.

Evaluating Green Products and Services for Your Event

When planning a green event, it is important to carefully evaluate products and services to ensure your event is as environmentally responsible as possible. This guide contains information for evaluating the sustainability of products and services.

Top 10 Tasks to Reduce Waste at Your Event

From choosing vendors to choosing technology, 10 effective ideas for how to generate less waste at your event.

Zero Waste Event Plan (pdf, 642 KB)

Use this guide when planning any event from an office meeting to a large public event. It offers tips, and step by step ideas for A-Z event planning.