Emory's Sustainable Events Checklist and Certification is a way
to encourage and empower event planners inside the Emory community to embrace sustainability
principles when organizing their events. Events can range from small, such as a
department lunch, to large, such as graduation of 4,400 students plus their
family! Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives encourages all event
planners to pursue as many items from our checklist as possible. After completing
the checklist, you will be contacted by the Office of Sustainability to confirm
your certification level. At this time, we
will provide details about receiving a Certified Sustainable Event banner to
display at your event and you will also receive a certification logo for use on
publicity and event materials. If given permission, your event will be featured
on the Office of Sustainability Initiatives website and social media.
There are two levels of certification an event may receive:
-Zero Landfill Waste: Your event will be rewarded
the Zero Landfill Waste Certification if it eliminates all polystyrene
(Styrofoam) from the waste stream, provides both recycling and composting bins
throughout the event space, and no extra trash cans are ordered for the event. Any pre-existing trash cans are not available for use or are repurposed and clearly
labeled as recycling or compost bins.
- -Gold Certification: 75% of all applicable checklist items are achieved including
all Zero Landfill Waste credits
In an annual raffle, each Gold certified event planner and
department will be entered to win a $100 Emory Dining gift card to use for future
Questions about the Sustainable Event Checklist and
Certification? Review our Sustainable Events Guidance document or email firstname.lastname@example.org.