Emory's Sustainable Events Checklist and Certification is a way to encourage and support event planners to embrace sustainability principles when planning and running events of all sizes. Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives encourages all event planners to pursue as many items from our checklist as possible. Some aspects of this checklist were integrated with permission from the Department of Accessibility Services’ Program Planning Checklist, we advise event planners to utilize both checklists while planning events. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about accessibility at Emory. After completing this checklist, you will be contacted by the Office of Sustainability to confirm your certification level and receive information on how to market your commitment to sustainability at the event. 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 event planners eliminate all polystyrene (Styrofoam) from the waste stream, provide both recycling and composting bins throughout the event space, and forgo using extra landfill bins for the event. Any pre-existing landfill bins should not be available for use or repurposed and clearly labeled as recycling or compost bins. Emory's goal is for all events to be certified Zero Landfill Waste by 2025.
- -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? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.