Category: Sustainable Event Tips

Sustainable Event Tip #16 – No-Idling Policy During Setup and Breakdown

Sustainable Event Tip #16 - No-Idling Policy for Vehicles during Move-In and Move-Out

For large events like conventions, trade shows, and expos, vendors can have equally large exhibits that need to be delivered to and from a venue by truck. The move-in and move-out periods before and after these events can be chaotic, with several delivery vehicles jostling for position at loading docks and even entering the exhibition […]

Sustainable Event Tip #15 – Choosing the Right Kind of Paper

Sustainable Event Tip #15 - Choosing the Right Kind of Paper

There appears to be a big shift in the events industry towards “going paperless” and we certainly think that’s a great thing here at Green Event Ninjas. There are times, however, when printing is inevitable; when the need for hard-copy marketing materials and resources are critical to the success of your event. In these circumstances, […]

Sustainable Event Tip #13 – Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options

Sustainable Event Tip #13 - Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options

To the chagrin of planners and attendees alike, a common issue that arises at many events is the matter of whether vegetarian and vegan food options are available. From the planner’s perspective, it can add a degree of complexity and even cost to their planning efforts. From the attendee’s perspective, it can mean that they […]

Sustainable Event Tip #11 – Draft an Event Sustainability Policy

Sustainable Event Tip #11

Developing an event sustainability policy is an integral piece of the sustainable event planning puzzle. Without one, your efforts risk being nothing more than good intentions. With one, you’re setting yourself up for success by arming yourself with a clear vision, goals, and commitments for holding yourself and others accountable. In terms of complexity, your policy may […]

Sustainable Event Tip #9 – Planning a Zero Waste Event

Sustainable Event Tip #9 - Planning a Zero Waste Event

Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to avoid creating that very problem in the first place. When it comes to planning a zero waste event, this is an especially effective approach. In other words, not only can you reduce the amount of waste destined for the landfill by managing the waste on […]

Sustainable Event Tip #8 – Chinaware, Cutlery & Cups

Sustainable Event Tip #8

At Green Event Ninjas, we believe that the most sustainable form of food service uses reusable chinaware, cutlery, and cups. This greatly reduces the amount of waste destined for the landfill generated by an event and allows for the organizer to properly divert organic waste that is uncontaminated with plastic and other materials. This contamination […]

Sustainable Event Tip #7 – Sustainable Flower Arrangements

Sustainable Event Tip #7

This is an aspect of an event that is often overlooked on the sustainability front but which can have a substantial impact overall. Consider the fact that many flowers are imported from overseas (e.g. the Middle-East and South America) and are sent by air freight so that they remain fresh and arrive in only a […]