Beau’s Oktoberfest is an Impressive Eco-Friendly Event

Beau's Oktoberfest is Impressive as an Eco-Friendly Event

If you haven’t heard of Beau’s Oktoberfest, you’re missing out. Beau’s Oktoberfest is a popular fundraising event hosted by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Held in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, the festival is also an eco-friendly event that provides an opportunity to celebrate craft beer, local food and indie music with family and friends in a […]

Green Event Cleaning Services – 6 Reasons to Hire the Professionals

6 Reasons to Hire Professional Green Event Cleaning Services

Hosting an event can be a difficult task. From planning the entertainment to the catering, there is definitely a lot to get done. It’s important, however, not to neglect the responsibility of cleaning up properly after the event, and to ensure the cleanup process is planned out as well. And with this environmental impact of […]

6 Simple Green Event Ideas for your Christmas Party

Photo of a real Christmas tree versus a fake Christmas tree. Which is environmentally superior?

We have a strict rule here at Green Event Ninjas that there’s no talk of Christmas until December. Now that it’s upon us, however, I thought it would be nice to share some simple green event ideas for your Christmas party – whether at home or at work. 1. Chose a Real Christmas Tree Not […]

Rio2016 Olympics: From Sustainable Event Hosting to Long Term Legacies

Overview of event sustainability initiatives at the Rio2016 Summer Olympics

The Rio2016 Summer Olympic Games have just finished with a festive finale. No doubt the Games’ workforce, 50,000 volunteers and the many hosting agencies are exhausted and exhilarated for having delivered the array of competitions, celebrations and cultural events – and all for the first time in South America. Like many visitors, I have a […]

Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Catering for Events

Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Options in Event Planning

The livestock industry has grown in the past few decades with the increasing global population, urbanization and income growth. In 2009, a study conducted by the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) projected the demand for meat and dairy products to double by 2050. Livestock and the Environment Livestock production is a […]

Sustainable Event Tip #25 – Providing a Low Emissions Guest Shuttle

Reduce the impact of your attendees’ “last mile” of travel by providing a low emissions guest shuttle.

Often overlooked when planning an event, transportation represents a considerable sustainability impact that should be given its due attention. Now while it is difficult to directly manage all aspects of if, as many attendees will inevitably choose to travel however they do, there are certain key areas that you can influence. The guest shuttle, for instance, is […]

Considering an Attendee’s Perspective of Sustainable Events

Attendee's Perspective of Sustainable Events

When you go through the effort of planning a more sustainable event, are your attendees aware of this? As someone who loves attending events and who does not have a background in sustainability, it still makes me happy when the events I attend are environmentally conscious. So when you’re applying sustainability techniques to your event, […]

Indoor vs Outdoor Venues: Which is More Sustainable?

Indoor vs Outdoor Venues: Which is More Sustainable?

When you’re planning any kind of event, a big question is always where the venue should be. After all, the venue can have a huge impact on the overall experience of your attendees. The shift from an indoor to an outdoor venue can make all the difference, even when it comes to making your event […]

Waste Management Planning for Outdoor Events

If you’re planning a large outdoor event – be it a music, food or street festival – you already know how waste management can present a big headache. These types of events produce tonnes of waste (literally) and it takes some careful planning to get it right. Here are a few issues and related strategies […]