The question of using eco-friendly methods is not new in the event industry. It is very important in every segment to raise awareness about ecology. So, if you want to make your next event eco-friendly and you don’t know how to do that, here are some ideas that will allow you to set your objectives.
Reduce energy consumption
Reducing energy use reduces pollution, saves money and increases energy security. One of the things you can do for reducing energy consumption is swapping lighting systems to LED lights. LED lighting is the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly way of lighting. Another way is trying to use natural light, whenever possible.
Digital before printed materials
Digital technology allows that events no longer need to use printed material. Going paperless is a great possibility when digital technology is exploding and rising. So, if you want to show using eco-friendly methods you should infuse digital platforms, like event apps, email, websites or other social channels. Using digital components allows you to share event information and updates with others and building your audience, without paper waste.
Recycle at your events
One of the vital aspects of your eco-event is that you reduce and recycle as much as you can. Whenever you must use paper, decide to use recycled paper and remember your attendees about the importance of recycling. Also, ensure that recycling bins are accessible through your event space or you can make a proper recycling unit. Insist on every material which is easy to reuse and recycle, like reusable flatware cloth napkins or name badge holders.
If you want to show your green ethos and promote your event is eco-friendly, obviously, you must pick plastic-free products. For example, at the event don’t hand out plastic water bottles, plastic glasses or badge holders. Many eco-friendly products are made from non-biodegradable materials. Think eco and choose the right products for your event!
Venue and transportation
Another great way to get ahead is picking eco-friendly venue and incorporate sustainable transportation options into your event. The venue that you decide on will provide your attendees with your event values. So, pick the right venue which will show your green ethos. When you are choosing transportation, first you should encourage your attendees to use public transportation. Another green option is to consider the walkability of the convention center area.