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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Going Green for your Event

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Creating a Green Event

Let’s face it: most of us rely on unsustainable resources, and creating a green event can seem daunting at first, even to the most seasoned event planner. When we were hired to plan and execute the USGBC-LI (United States Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter) Annual Green Gala, we knew we had a small challenge on our hands. With a guest list over 450 and a fairly strict budget, we had to make the best decision based on economics as well as being environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, going green usually costs a lot more green, even when buying bulk. When having a green event, much thought needs to be put towards priorities: often times being completely green isn’t possible.

We chose to be as green as possible while respecting our client’s budget. This often meant having to purchase 50% or 75% recycable to use biodegradable plate ware for our cocktail hour. The material used to create the plates is sourced from bamboo, a renewable resource.


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