Need help with your sustainable event plan? Odds are there’s an app for that. Or an online tool. Or maybe even a book to read.
Don’t have the time to research and wade through the many tools out there? Let me Google that for you!
What is sustainability?
Where can I learn about event sustainability and get training?
- A Greener Festival
- Events Industry Council Centre for Sustainability & Social Impact
- Sustainable Event Alliance
- BCIT Sustainable Event Management Operations (TOUR 1012/MKTG 1123)
What are event sustainability standards?
- Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards
- Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizer’s Sector Supplement
- ISO 20121
Do you have an event sustainability checklist?
- City of Vancouver Green Event Planning Guide
- Event Manager Blog Guide to Better Green Meetings
- MeetGreen Green Event Checklists, Tools and Resources
Where do I find sustainable suppliers?
- Convention and Visitor Bureaus that practice sustainability: Global Destination Sustainability Index
- Destinations that use clean power: CDP Renewable Energy Cities
- Green hotels: EU Ecolabel |Green Globe | Green Key
- Green venues: LEED Venue Selection Guide
- Local food suppliers: US
- Sustainable printers: Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
- Sustainable seafood: Oceanwise | Seafood Watch| This Fish | Marine Stewardship Council | Good Fish
- Vegetarian and vegan restaurants: Happy Cow
How do I measure…?
- My carbon footprint: Global Footprint Network Calculator
- My event carbon footprint: Hotel Footprinting Tool | Contact any carbon offset company
- The carbon benefits of online meetings: UnCarbon Calculator
- My water footprint: Water Footprint Calculator
Do you know where I can learn about…?
- Carbon offsets: Canada | US/Global
- Food water footprints: Water Footprint Network
- Food ingredients that are in-season: British Columbia | USDA | Seasonal Food Guide
- Food donation: Canada | USA
- Food donation benefits: Rock and Wrap it Up
- Flying impacts: Flight Free 2020|Flying Less
- Paper impacts: Environmental Paper Network
- Recycling: British Columbia | USA
- Transit guides in different cities: Google Maps | Moovit
- Transportation footprints: Visual Carbon
Take a Deeper Dive with Experts and Tools
Grab a book and join the event sustainability book club:
- Complete Guide to Greener Meetings and Events
- Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry
- The Green Edge (Exhibits)
- Simple Steps to Green Events
- Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide
Have a resource that is missing from this list? Let me know!